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2001 Cranks But Won't Start

Thread in 'Maintenance / Service' started by Maxine Vannoy, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Maxine Vannoy

    Maxine Vannoy Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I don't drive it much since I retired. Has 60,000 miles. Last time I drove it was Sept. No problems with it. Was going to drive it Saturday and battery was down. It charged up fully and when I tried to start it, it would turn over but not start. I checked all the fuses and the reset button for the fuel pump was not tripped. I can't hear the fuel pump when I turn the key. It was starting and running fine when I parked it. Any help will be greatly appreciated..
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    The problem with sitting electronics is they fail, Something could have been shorted when cranking low, the charger ECT. Checking the fuses with a tester and light, looking at them will not do. It could be a relay, coil, computer, mouse chewed a wire, something in the air box. A lot to look over when a vehicle sits..
     
  3. Maxine Vannoy

    Maxine Vannoy Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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  4. Maxine Vannoy

    Maxine Vannoy Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Thanks Todd. I can check a few things but the rest may be over my head. There might be a roll-back hauler in my future.
     
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    Evox Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    The only thing I might add is a weak battery can shorten the life of the alternator, which in turn manifests itself as a weak NEW battery. I went through a round of this which was most aggravating. The final solution for me was replacing the battery and alternator at the same time. ....no problem since.
     

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