My 1998 FOrd Crown Victoria Will Not Start. Can someone help with this problem?


#1

A few days ago the head lights and all inside lights would flicker and go off for a second or two while I was driving at highway speed. Thee flickering stoped when I slowed down. Yesterday the car would not start at all. The motor is turning over but not catching. Also only the radio work but not the sound system. I put in a new hi-output alternator but the car still will not start. The car has 155,000 miles and generaly runs well. Does anyone have any ideas how to repair this?


#2

I wonder if you had a short to ground and fusible link burned out. I had this problem on a 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The heat shield around the starter rusted and touched the positive terminal on the starter solenoid. This burned out a fusible link.


#3

You need to get the car up on a lift or ramps and check the wiring connected to the starter. That’s where it all begins…Also, inspect the visible wiring carefully for rodent damage…Critters like to chew on the wires…


#4

Check the fuses under the hood and verify power is getting to all of them using a test light probe. If that is ok then check the fuses in the dash while the ignition is turned on.