Q: Explorer turns over but wont start.

asked by on

My explorer had a check engine light for a bad 02 sensor, whenever i would drive it for longer than 30 minutes after i turned it off and tried to restart it it would turn over and sputter for a couple then shake and cut off. After a couple minutes of letting it sit it wpuld start up fine. I got the 02 sensor replaced and thought it fixed the problem. I drove it around all day with no problems until i got gas. After i put gas in it i tried to start it and it did the same thing only this time after about half an hour of trying to start it it wont even start amd shake anymore it just turns over. The fuel pump is turning on and there is no check engine light any more.

My car has 102953 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Explorer turns over but wont start.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why does my security light blink rapidly when I try starting my 2004 Ford Explorer

Hello. If the theft light is blinking when you try starting your vehicle, and it does not start then typically it is a programming issue. It is possible that what occurred with the shifter may have caused a voltage loss....

Q: How do I engage/disengage automatic locking mode?

The automatic locking feature keeps the seat belts pre-locked. This feature should be used anytime a child is riding in the seat. To engage and disengage the automatic locking mode. Buckle the seatbelt. Pull the shoulder portion of the...

Q: Car jumping and vibrating heavily

These symptoms could have numerous causes. The first step is to retrieve the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) associated with the Check Engine Light. This code provides a starting point for the diagnostic procedure. There is a technical service bulletin (TSB)...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...