MY 2001 EXPEDITION 5

  • Tiny
  • santiagocorrales
  • 2001 Ford Expedition
  • 150,000 miles

My 2001 expedition 5.4 blew up a coil & spark plug #8. I replace spark & coil but it doesn't want to start. Anti theft light is blinking rapidly & is killing battery. I think the coil made a short when hitting firewall. What should I do? Think u, please help.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 3:35 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Did you remove a battery cable for this operation?

It sounds like a security failure and ford is the only one who can re program it.

Roy

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 3:37 AM
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Yes, I remove positive cable. So u think I did not fried the computer brain?

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 4:04 AM
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I did not say that and no, you did not.

It sounds like a security issue triggered by you removing the cable

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 4:13 AM
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I call a lock Smith and told him what happened. He said that it was a electrical problem. I told him when I turn key to on, all gauges go up and down & my odometer is just shows little dots.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 4:18 AM
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Thats new information you did not state.

There is a gem module or bcm that may have bearing on this.

Either way, you will need a shop to confirm this as it would an expensive guess either way. Lets be sure.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 4:20 AM
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So the right thing to do is take it to dealer. How much u think I'm looking at? Think u Roy. How I can send it donation.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 4:26 AM
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Not the dealer but a good shop as the dealer will be the most expensive here.

Go back to your original post and there is a link for donations

Roy

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 AT 10:17 AM

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