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Tyler Ford Complaint - 2002 Ford F150 Will Not Start

Review by jwhunts104418 on 2011-10-27
TYLER, TEXAS -- I have a 2002 ford F150 with 90,000 miles on it. It will start one day then not the next. This has been going on for two years. I have replaced the fuel pump and the rollover switch and the fuel relay and still will not start. It is at the ford house now and thay can not tell me why and told me to take it home. I told the ford people that when it fails to start the fuel pump has no power it will die going down the road and when this first started happening the truck had a miss, a hard miss that the transmisson went out and that was 4,000 dollars. I have put too much money in it for it not to work. My friends told me to sell it but I can't sell it to someone like this.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-10-29
Posted by ChuhBaca on 2011-10-27:
This may be a long shot, but give it a try: I have owned a car with a chip key in the mid 90s. It was the latest dealer scam. They put it on all of their cars and then sold it to you as security. The brand in my car was called ProLock. Well, I have known people that didn't want to pay the the dealer's fee, so instead of uninstalling the system, the dealer would break the key off.
Check under your steering column and under the driver's side dash area to see if you have a slot that looks like it takes a circuit (like where your RAM connects to the motherboard). It will be about 1"-1.5" wide. If you locate this, I'll bet the chip has broken off and has wiggled so that it doesn't complete the circuit. This will cause intermittent starting problems and very difficult to diagnose. I've seen this cause a great deal of frustration.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-10-27:
If the fuel pump has no power when it fails to start, it should be fairly easy to figure out what that problem is. Normally it would be the relay, but that has been replaced. Next would be wiring, possibly an ignition switch.

Perhaps an independent shop that people take their F150's to would do a better job than the Ford dealer. A bit ironic, but possible.
Posted by traceylynn on 2011-10-29:
Transmission shut off switch.......check it out. Had it happen to me, it is no fun to be driving down the road and have a car die!! Good luck!

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