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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer .............WILL NOT START!!!!!!!

I have a 99 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with a 5.0L. The engine will turn over but it will not crank. I have replaced the fuel pump relay, the PCM relay, the fuel filter and checked the inertia switch. I had someone turn the key to on while I listened under the truck and I can hear a low whirring from inside the tank. So I assume the fuel pump is working. I checked for spark and both coil paks are producing a big spark. If I spray starting fluid into the throttle body, it will run until the fluid is gone. I am completely at a loss as to what the problem could be. Could the fuel pump be working at a low enough voltage or something that would keep it from pressureizing the syatem? I was thinking about installing an external electric EFI fuel pump. Is this a bad idea and if I do install one, should I disconnect the connector to the pump in the tank? Any ideas or bonnafide help would be greatly appreciated. Also can I use a paper clip to get engine codes through the check engine lamp? Which pins do I short? Thanks to all who reply!!

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  • Chris Sep 22, 2008

    I can't move the truck without towing it. Is there a way to test the crank and/or cam sensor(s)? Would it hurt to replace them anyway?

  • safd2281 Feb 10, 2009

    having an almost exact same problem with my 1999 Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0. was wondering if 1972gemini was ever able to figure out a solution or get his vehicle running again?



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It might be the cam or crank sensor. they control fuel and timing. take it to autozone to get a free scan. this is an obd2 system do not jump wires....... good luck

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    Jimmy Sep 22, 2008

    do you know how to test for voltage drops? you should have a 5 volt ref on both sensors and a signal. cam is easy check for voltage increase and drop while cranking. crank is a little harder and you need a lab scope. you can buy a scanner for a bout 60 to 80 dollars. its the best investmen you will make...... good luck buy it it will tell you the problem....... good luck



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