1998 Ford Expedition

Tiny
SDWW1
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  • 1998 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
When I turn off the ignition, my radio keeps playing. I just installed a new battery because my old one kept dying. The big problem is that around midnight last night, the expedition tried to crank on it's own. There was no key in the ignition, it just started trying to crank, over & over & over until it killed the battery. It never started though. Any ideas?
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Monday, January 21st, 2008 AT 5:43 PM

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Tiny
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Does your vehicle have a remote start on it? Check up under the dash andsee if you see a black box shoved up there. Let me know and we'll go from there.
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Monday, January 21st, 2008 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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No it does not have a remote on it.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like you may have a wire short in the steering column or at the base of the column. Look for chafing wires or a broken wire. If you need more info, you can PM me.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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I have the same problem. I tried to replace Ignition Switch, I disconected everything on colum and nothing. Now if I turn on headlights the starter will turn over. I saw that some one else had this problem on a 2000. Let me know if you have found a fix. Jakec@nprental. Com
1998 Ford Expedition V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles

When I turn off the ignition, my radio keeps playing. I just installed a new battery because my old one kept dying. The big problem is that around midnight last night, the expedition tried to crank on it's own. There was no key in the ignition, it just started trying to crank, over & over & over until it killed the battery. It never started though. Any ideas?[/Quote]
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 AT 9:54 PM

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