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Starter intermittently works

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Hi new member here if your ford edge or ford flex has a problem  starting. Were you have good battery .turn the key and nothing happens! Chances are its your starter thats the problem.Take a heavy flat bar and wrap on the starter a few times and then try starting the car.It may take a couple of tries to get it have another person turn the key while you rap on the starter.The starter is located up high on the drivers side of the engine.Hope this helps. Replace your starter because it will happen again. This is a quick fix in case you get stranded.

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If you keep banging on the starter you better hope that the windings are not glued on and you don't knock them loose.  Your going to need a need a new starter anyway. Banging on these newer starters is not a good idea. 

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There is another reason why you may not have a working starter.  If the PATS light is flashing rapidly/i.e. the keyfob is dead, then the starting system will be disabled.

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Good to Know about the key fob, I sell alot of these cars,I have  a list of common problems that are easily correctable, wheel bearings, leaking steering racks, faulty sunroofs, front struts, drive shaft vibration.

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