Engine will not crank

Tiny
KDDAVIS1
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  • 1998 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 215,000 MILES
It wont crank, no sound or nothing. Check starter, starter relay, solenoid and ignition switch. I tried to jump the solenoid, nothing.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 AT 2:00 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Is there power at the starter relay? Also, have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for voltage to the smaller wire on the starter. You should have 12v. If you do, chances are the starter is bad.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 AT 2:16 AM
Tiny
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Check for voltage at the starter with the key and the start position.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 AT 2:17 AM
Tiny
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I tried to jump it with a screw driver and key to the on position. It sparks and the starter acts like it wants to turn but doesn't.
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Monday, March 18th, 2013 AT 5:48 AM
Tiny
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That's why we need to know the voltage going to the starter. Use a screwdriver on the fly Wheel to see if you can move it. You may be locked up and that's why it won't turnover.
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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 AT 11:14 PM
Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford Expedition V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 120,000miles.

My expeditions engine does not turn over. It worked fine the other night. Noticed a red light lit on the engine oil pressure gauge.

When I tried starting the engine, noting happened. Not even a click from the starter solenoid. All the rest is working (lights, etc.).

I am wondering if I damaged my engine by overheating (water temp gauge was ok). Is there anything I can check myself, or should I take he car into a repair shop?

Thanks
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Monday, April 27th, 2020 AT 11:46 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi,

What to try is have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for power at smaller of the two wires on the starter. If you get 12 volts, the starter most likely needs replaced.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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