So, this has been a fun experience. Went out to start my 2001Ford Expedition E.B. ed. the other day, everything comes on as normal, except the darn thing won’t turn over. Turn the key all the way and not even a sound from it. No crank, though the electrics cut like it’s trying to as it usually does. So we(my dad and I) went through the usual suspects.
I’ve changed the battery, replaced solenoid, replaced neutral safety switch(I was in some railroad maintenance roads the previous day for work and we were thinking I might have damaged it as a cause), checked the fuel pump shutoff, tested multiple wires, obd isn’t thowing anything, and all my fuses were checked and tested good. Well all except the one we broke for the rear defroster, but I figure that’s not going to be the problem.
Now, I can start the truck by engaging the key, popping the hood and bridging my solenoid contacts, basically doing a redneck hotwire start, and it runs properly. I just can’t get the sucker to start from the key. Everything else engages and turns on like normal with the key, just no start. If I don’t have any other ideas for what it could be, I’m going to the shop, and that’s something I don’t like to do if I can fix it myself.
So any ideas?