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2000 Ford Expedition won't start

1shawn_endicott1shawn_endicott chester vermontPosts: 4
edited December 2015 in Ford
so the other day I had a fender bender at about 20 mph it dented my passenger side bumper and broke my parking light but not my headlight I was able to drive about 5-8 miles then it shut down and still wont start something was leaking pretty bad not oil possibly antifreeze and/or tranny fluid any ideas why it wont start I could really use some help here

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,844
    You might check your inertia (fuel shut off) switch, located in the passenger footwell area behind a compartment door. Look for a red button to push and reset.

    If it's not that, then you have to start a methodical diagnosis to see if you are lacking fuel to start, or spark to start.

    One quick test would be to squirt some starting fluid into the air cleaner---if it starts and runs for a few seconds, then you have a fuel delivery problem. If it still doesn't start, then you probably have an ignition problem of some sort, or no signal to your fuel injectors. In that case, buy a simple spark tester from Autozone or Amazon.com, and test for spark as you crank the engine.

    In any event, I wouldn't run this vehicle very far, if at all, until you find out the source of the leak---sounds like coolant leaking, given the location of your accident, but it could also be from a transmission cooler.

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  • 1shawn_endicott1shawn_endicott chester vermontPosts: 4
    thank you mr shiftright I will try all your sugestions in the morning once again thank you very much
  • 1shawn_endicott1shawn_endicott chester vermontPosts: 4
    so yesterday it would only make a single click sound today I checked the fuel shutoff switch that was in the proper position so I figured I would check to see if it would start and today I hear constint clicking till I release the key from the start position I also hear a sound it sounds as if its a motor running but cant figure out what it is
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,844
    Oh I wonder if you starter motor is "motoring"--that is, it is spinning but not engaging the flywheel ring gear.

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  • 1shawn_endicott1shawn_endicott chester vermontPosts: 4
    how could I check that is there a way I'm guessing the impact could have jerked it outta place?
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