1997 Ford Explorer Car won't start

Tiny
JAMES HUEY
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 21,000 MILES
Prreviously my horn and headlights would flash as if the car alarm was actifvated. I removed the horn relay, but periodically the headlight would flash while I am driving. After a few weeks, my car would crank but would not turnover. Also, my driver door lock is stuck and will not open with the remote and/or key. Is this all related?
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 1:30 PM

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DAVE H
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The Immoboliser disable's the starter motor. So if the car is cranking over just not firing up it, is not the immoboliser causing the non start. Check for fuel @ plugs (remove a plug aftrer cranking, if its wet and smells of fuel, your getting fuel) also check for spark @ plugs.

The remote keyless entry system consists of a control module, Generic Electronic Module (GEM), antenna, keypad, (Explorer/Mountaineer), hand-held transmitter(s) and necessary wiring. The control module performs the following functions:
Locks and unlocks all doors and liftgate.
Turns on interior and key hole lights.
Arms and disarms anti-theft system (if equipped).
Activates security feature to sound horn and flash exterior lights.
Before performing individual component tests, check the following for possible cause of system malfunction.
Low Battery Charge
Blown Fuse(s)
Loose Or Corroded Connectors
Damaged Wiring
Damaged Transmitter(s)
Faulty Transmitter Batteries
Binding Locks Or Latches
Before proceeding with testing, disconnect and reconnect negative battery cable to reset system. If problem remains, connect and operate New Generation Star (NGS) Tester (007-00500) tester following manufacturer's instructions. Perform ON-DEMAND SELF-TEST. See MODULE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
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Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 2:10 PM

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