Van won't start, motor won't turn over with no apparent cause

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kathy4synty
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Van won't start, motor won't turn over with no apparent cause

Post by kathy4synty » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:10 pm

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No start problem -fixed!!! (for FREESTAR, not FREESTYLE....but maybe the same simple fix will work for you, IF it is the anti-theft system)

I Solved the problem of my 2005 Ford Freestar motor not turning over with no apparent cause. Among other possible causes, my anti-theft system locked my motor up (or prevented my starter from engaging the motor) after my battery ran dead and had to be replaced.

The FIX is THIS - make sure the hood is closed (incase it has a sensor), close all the doors, lock the doors with the remote lock, and then start the car with the remote starter. The 1st time it tried to turn over and start but couldn't and made a loud noise. That worried me. But after that, it tried to start again (on it's own, I didn't push the remote start again) no loud noise that time, but still couldn't start when turning over. It tried on its own to start a 3rd time and stared right up, no problem. I unlocked the driver door with the key (not remote), put key in ignition and turned to on, engaged the brake to disconnect the remote, turned the van off, then started it back up with the key in the ignition and it started right up again with no problem. Working just fine since.

I hope this works for someone else who has this problem. This was the 2nd time for me AFTER I ended up replacing the motor the 1st time. So angry that Ford cost me that money and inconvenience. This anti-theft system is seriously flawed.
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Re: Van won't start, motor won't turn over with no apparent cause

Post by mmsstar » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:03 pm

This is a Freestyle forum, not Freestar.
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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Re: Van won't start, motor won't turn over with no apparent cause

Post by kathy4synty » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:39 am

Gotcha! My bad, thanks! But, maybe it will help them too. If it is the anti-theft system, the same simple fix may work and save them money.

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