Q: truck won't start

asked by on

When try to crank it makes a 3 beep sound like an alarm but won't start.

My car has 162000 miles.

A: Thanks for writing in today about your 2006...

Thanks for writing in today about your 2006 Ford Explorer. Commonly the beeping sound is alerting you to a problem with the electrical system that helps to engage the starter. Typically with Ford's, the issue that triggers this alert is the battery, or wiring that goes from the battery to the starter. It's likely that your battery has outlived it's lifespan, which also tends to occur in extreme heat or cold conditions.

The best bet is to check your battery for charge or replace your battery to be on the safe side. Check those fuses as well or contact a local ASE certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to diagnose your cars starting issue and fix it for you.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Truck will turn over but won't start

There can be several reasons why your vehicle will not start and quite a few of these reasons can duplicate a lack of fuel. The first thing to check is the fuses and relays for the fuel pump circuit. When...

Q: How do I shift out of P?

Before driving, you will need to shift your car out of P. To do so, simply apply the brake pedal, and move the shifter.

Q: Serpentine belt squeaking.

The belt squeaking might just be a belt that needs replaced. This engine also can have issues with the harmonic balancer coming apart, which may cause the belt to squeal. The harmonic balancer is the lowest pulley you see on...

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...