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4.0. What caused it to shut off at 65 mph?

Now it will crank, but won't fire. The TV cable is extremely loose. Could this be the cause?

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  • Terry Hair Feb 13, 2016

    Read this about the P0500 code. It has its own issues, but no start is not one of them.



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Cranks and will not start

no not TV.
got spark?
no starts have 50 causes.
best is to DIGANOSIS.
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TV cables are set loose, !!!
on purpose, but you never said how loose is loose.
most are set with 1/2' (10mm) play,
so that there is no chance of getting dangerous fast idle speeds, and jeep getting fined, $1.2 billion like toyota for this condition.

it must be loose.
if trans TV was too loose(OVER SPEC)?
then the TRANS will shift later.
and has nothing to do with no starts ever .

but if the TV itself was stuck open 100% or near
this activates, UNFLOOD mode, killing all injection. (the throttle body internal TV)
I program ECU's so know the ecu inner workings.
but am retired. I like to help the most difficult cases., I'd so for 55 years.

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Most likely not. Go to this link. They give a very good description of what can cause the no-start condition and how to methodically narrow down the options so as to save time and money.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016

  • Jerome V. Lee Feb 13, 2016

    Do you know what diagnostic code PO5OO is?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2016

    hello Jerome, what car? what engine.
    what year.
    2001 , 4.0L
    FSM quote no chilton bs.

    No Vehicle Speed Sensor Signal
    VSS dead. or intermittent.

    now you will ask where is it.

    which transmission is in car?>??????
    my stick car the speed is stolen from the ABS system (07 up magic)
    on my buddies, A/t slush pump, car.
    its on transmission tail shaft.
    so we cant guess drive lines here.
    not me ,

    here is the FSM 2001 quote
    The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) is mounted to an
    adapter near the transmission output shaft. The sensor
    is driven through the adapter by a speedometer
    pinion gear.
    The VSS is a pulse generator. The VSS pulse signal
    to the speedometer/odometer is monitored by the
    PCM speed control circuitry to determine vehicle
    speed and to maintain speed control set speed.


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SOURCE: 1989 wrangler 2.5L won't turn off with new switch

Hi there:Bad installing or a problem with the connections. The most likely problem is a bad ignition switch. To find out for sure, remove the plastic covers over the steering column and remove the 2 screws holding the ignition switch in place. Make sure the mechanism coming from the key is turning the ignition switch. If the mechanism works fine, replace the ignition switch.

I would suggest removing the ignition switch and checking the mechanism in the column to make sure it is actually turning the ignition switch off.

You could have a wiring problem, you will have to follow all the wiring from the ignition switch down the column and into the harness, there is sure to be a short in the wiring harness, that is if as you said you replaced the ignition switch for a new one.

To test this, remove the plastics around the steering column and pull out the wiring plug to the ignition switch, if the ignition turns off you have another faulty ignition switch if it stays on wiring harness has shorted out.

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SOURCE: we have a 2001 ford escape, tried to start this morning, plenty of cranking power just won't fire?

sounds like the fuel pump thats how they go try bangging on the gas tank it may have a rust buld up

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Ford F-350 and when I go to start it , it doesn't fire up right away it cranks cranks cranks then fires up ? What is the causing this ?

If this is a Diesel, the glowplug timer is bad or the glowplugs are bad. For either Diesel or a Gasoline unit the fuel should be available at startup.

Slightly different problems for fuel delivery for each system but pressure can be read with proper tools to let someone diagnose this and eliminate or confirm whether the engine is fuel starved. Then repaired to solve lack of fuel pressure.

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