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In this video we have a look at a Ford Explorer Sport Trac that was dragged in with a crank, no start. It is obvious this truck has been having a problem for longer than just a week once we "see" what the problem is! The infamous 4.0 crank pulley (harmonic balancer) separation that takes out the crank shaft sensor. We also get to take a little trip to the Auto Zone! -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Ford explorer sport trac: crank no start”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Prospexican Treasure Hunter says:

    yes crank sensor should be alive while cranking, and fuel disable should say no. im working on a mustang 4.0 2006, i have spark, crank reading, injector pulse, scan tool shows 50 psi of fuel pressure, compression around 110 psi, but wont start, not even with starting fluid or starting fluid applied into intake.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Linc says:

    Remember, that engine is a hybrid of a German 2.8 turned 2.9, turned 4 leaker, then lightened up and crammed full of all kinds of pitas.
    Ford did that.
    The customer was lucky to find someone around on a late Saturday to do all you did or tried to do.
    The third guy at the parts place left when he stops getting paid, and he used you to try and train Beavis and Butt-Head.
    If you could do it over, you might get them a rental car for their Exploder and just visually inspect and diagnose.
    The best parts to fix a Ford are the updated parts from Ford.
    But you are of a special breed and gave up your Saturday for the right to make it run anyway.
    The customer found a good man. He finishes last, learns the greater amount of knowledge, and tried to network any day of the week or hours he can use to accomplish getting that customer a running vehicle.
    That's not taught, except to the most tenacious and dedicated people who can cut to the quick.
    They should be compensated well for sacrificing their time and relationships.
    But, then, Mrs O knows too, you can pick another day to spend with her when things calm down and you trust someone to run your shop as you would.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    I work 7 days a week.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Yohe says:

    I worked for auto zone you nailed it

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars arthur says:

    I definitely would have indeed had a few choice words !!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Williams says:

    Thank You. I now know what is wrong with my car. I too have a second pully.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Loud Enigma says:

    Cobain was actually a fantastic guitar player.(watch"man who sold the world,live").

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john boggess says:

    Saddity is auto fixins cuz rest of week is fer werkin.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bob says:

    Ya should o used a air nozzle n blew all the leaves out of the radiator and the belt dust n wiped everything down. That's what a true professional would do.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul DiGiorgio says:

    Another great job we all make mistakes you sure beat yourself up a lot about something you ended up fixing anyhow 👍
    Thanks for another great video

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ned Rapollari says:

    Hey Eric you think that a Auto Zone harmonic balancer can cause a misfire in the engine and particularly on only one cylinder? Because after i replaced mine i am getting a P0301 but only on the highway on the cruse control at 2500rpm and did not have any problems before the balancer replacement.
    thank you really appreciate it

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Chmelik says:

    Lol, you, ray and Ford boss…all with a bad day! Lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam Baxter says:

    The only thing that works for serpentine belt squeaks is a dab a Dielectric grease

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pete romanowski says:

    the fact that u made a red green reference…made finding ur channel all the more amusing =D thank u lol

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CTMH Colorado Treasure Mine Hunters says:

    Your video was so understandable, both visually and verbally that I watched it all the way through. It ended up not having anything to do with the problem I am having but your quality was so good I watched it just to learn. Do me a favor, get an Explorer and fix everything that can possibly go wrong with it, maybe you will hit on the problem I am having.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Law says:

    Disrespectful

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Law says:

    Need my damn father

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Law says:

    THOUGHT I WAS PLAYING

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Law says:

    That's why I say loyalty kids first then grown because I'm not going to be Michael Jackson

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ABB 4323 says:

    Eric , i think that i'm fairly mechanical minded , but i wish i had 1/1000 th of your skills .. You're the man in my book!!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Swanie_64 says:

    Man… Dont be so hard on yourself….!! Everyone makes mistakes, especially when the obvious slaps us across our face…!! No one thinks any less of you. You are the man…!!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Lyon says:

    What town u in? I was born in cortland,ny

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Raymond says:

    Made the exact same mistake on the diagnosis

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Cruz says:

    Hey at least you found it. The Problem..

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    really good video

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars craig gerber says:

    Wow great job

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ric Robinson says:

    Never met a perfect person. But have met a few that thought they were. Love that you are human like most of us! Merry Christmas!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Hogah says:

    Crap happens!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars patrick skaggs says:

    Nobody is perfect. Everyone is not perfect and if they say they are they are liars. Keep on doing what you are doing even at your worst day your alot better then many so called mechanic. So keep up the good work

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jan dostal says:

    I lean sheet of cardboard 2ft x2ft against radiator core to prevent accidental damage

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dan trejo says:

    We all make mistakes. I overlooked a lot of things in my years the dual pulley thing was found on a lot of older cars so yeah I could see overlooking that. A dormant set of grooves never set off alarms while I did inspection. But I did take note

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smudgy Content says:

    Dude why did I click thumbs down on this? Over 3yrs ago now??? Lolz how the hell? Eric must done something wrong 😑 😬😂👀

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darkchove says:

    Love the Lil indinos when you say stuff like " first try " lol

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Darkchove says:

    Lol I felt ur pain man , you expect halfway decent level headed dweebs but nooo being Sat takes the youth a month to get over realizing they can't keep their new yrs resolution and get tunnel visioned becoming spoonfed perma rookies who never was allowed to play in neighborhood sandbox with rest the kids growing up…. I felt ur pain like that honda ridgeline thing where you felt the pain of guys workin on that with all loose parts lol . Were to much alike lol

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seth Wiedeman says:

    I give you the thumbs up I enjoyed watching the video

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Walker says:

    Put some cardboard next to radiator

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frankie Agundis says:

    This happened to me yesterday afternoon. It was the first link the came up in google search. I am fixing the issue without any questions and concerns. I am now subscribed and look forward to having you help with future auto issues. Thank you

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Bowen says:

    That was fun.havent thought bout theEX for a bit (:

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DDD says:

    Excellent job, you got it done. 😎😎😎

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Darnell says:

    Had the same problem on my Explorer last year. I went to change the belt and discovered that I had an extra pulley.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mercury CougarXR71997 says:

    Same thing just happened to my wife’s mustang with the 4.0 v6. after 214,000 miles. The Pulley jumped back, and the belt cut a new groove in the balancer. When this happened, the car immediately died in the middle of the road.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Pearce says:

    Absolutely love watching you Eric!!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars elwhastrummer says:

    I used to work for Genesee Carquest in Batavia, NY. Also worked for an independent chain called Hutchin's Auto Parts, out of Buffalo. This was way back, in 1999-2002. I live west coast now, out in Washington and work for O'Reilly Auto Parts. It amazes me just how ignorant some counter guys are. I'm a delivery driver now, and get to hear all the horror stories like the one you told about Auto Zone. Our local Auto Zone is a joke and I'm not saying that out of bias. Most all the shops in my little city won't do business with them because they don't know what they're doing.
    Oh..Oh..Oh..O'Reilly……Auto Parts…..YOWWWW!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Timmel says:

    Oh, and giving the 'ol Tundra the beans on the get on ramp! That was pretty cool! She sounds mean!