2005 Ford Explorer



December, 22, 2008 AT 9:54 AM

Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 88000 miles

Hello, recently my ford explorer 2005 would not start. I used jump box and vehicle started up. I turned on defroster waited 10 min and went in house. Came back 10min later vehcile was off. Bought new battery I installed and now have message engine fail safe mode and vehicle wont start. Can anyone help? My only vehicle.

1 Answer



December, 23, 2008 AT 1:49 AM

Thanks for the donation.

Engine Fail-Safe Mode initiates when the engine computer(s) note a problem that can cause serious damage to the engine or electrical components. The car engages this mode and will not go into higher gears as a protective measure. Since your vehicle will not start at all, it sounds as if you may have a faulty alternator. You can remove alt. To have tested for free at a local auto part store or boost it off again and limp vehicle to auto part store. Battery should run the vehicle long enough to drive short distance (few miles) to store and back. If doing this, try not to use any elec. Equipment such as headlights, a/c, heater, radio etc. Unless absolutely necessary.

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