Engine turns but will not start

Tiny
HOTANKA_86
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  • 1997 FORD EXPEDITION
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  • 265,000 MILES
Ford Expedition XLT 5.4 triton 4x2 with air suspension has no fuel pressure replaced fuel pump/ sending unit, fuel filter, relay and fuse and still no pressure can u help me?
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 9:22 PM

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Tiny
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Do you hear the fuel pump come on, when you turn the key on? Let me know

This guide will help us

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 9:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes the fuel pump and the sending unit come on when the key is turned on
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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No fuel pressure -maybe the fuel pump is coming On but not producing pressure
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Sunday, March 20th, 2011 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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We have just finish testing the system and there is power to the fuse and relay and both are functioning properly but there is no power in the wires to the fuel pump. Would you happen to know the routing of the wires after the distribution box?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:17 AM
Tiny
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Check and test the fuel inertia cut off switch
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
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The inertia switch registers on the dash panel when the button is pushed up and the light shuts off when button is pushed back down.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:53 AM
Tiny
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Check for power going thru it or jumper the connector and see what happens
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:59 AM
Tiny
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Found the problelm and fixed it. Was a corroded power wire in the connector that runs to the main harness got a new connector perfect fuel pressure started right up. Thanks fo all your help
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 AT 12:45 AM
Tiny
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You're very welcomed and thanks for using 2carpros
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 4:09 AM
Tiny
DALEKAYOS
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Changed solenoid didn, t make any difference clicks loadly by solenoid
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the starter working or only the click? Did you have the battery load tested to make sure it is good? If the battery is good and the starter isn't working other than the click, remove the starter and have it bench tested at a parts store. Most will do it for free.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.
Joe
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a 1997 Ford Expedition that starts, but immediately dies. This has occurred three times approxmimately 1 months apart. The first time it happend, the car was towed to a mechanic and when it arrived, it started and mechanic said he could not find anything wrong. The second time, it eventually started and did not die and was taken to a mechanic. The mechanic replaced the idle control valve. About three days ago same thing happened and have not been able to get in going. Spark plugs, wires, fuel pump and fuel filter were recently replaced.
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the security light staying on?
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ESOTO3
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No the security light does not stay on. The mechanic eventually replace a part (relay or something like that) and got it started. This was in the week in January. After I drove it for a week it did it again, but eventally started. Have not had any problems since; however, I'm still concerned since it it did once after if was supposedly fixed.
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I wonder if he replaced the EEC relay. It will shut the fuel pressure and spark to the engine down. If you remember if that was the part, you can feel confident that is should be fine. If it happens again, under the hood in the relay block, you will find it. There are other relays with the same part number you can switch it with to see if that helps. If you can remember the relay he replaced, let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SHANNABOWEN
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I have a ford expedition and we went to walmart and it started fine. Well when we tried to leave it wouldnt. I tried a brand new battery and the lights will come on but it wont crank up. What could it be
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Iam at the front door not back door unless you were refering to the boys at the front door?That's why you said I was at the back door?
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SGOMEZ
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We replaced the battery replaced the relay solenoid under the hood and the one that is on the starter. We also had the starter tested and we were told that it is good. When we turn the key all it does is click it doesn't even turn over. What else can be the problem? Any suggestions would help.

Thank you
Sonja Gomez
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Where is the clicking coming from?Also do you have a multimeter to do some testing?
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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)

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