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Failing to restart

Driven the explorer around for over an hour, lots of stop start on the journey, got to my destination turn off engine, then try to start immediately after, wouldn't start.
It tries to start every attempt with the engne trying to run but only for a very brief second.
30 minutes later I tried again and it started very first attempt. Tried this exercise several times and it started fine.
This is the second time that I have had this problem, the first time I thought I was out of gas even though the gauge showed quarter tank, I went and got some gas in a container poured it in and it started .
Now with a repeat of the problem I am thinking that it probably was not out of gas the first time but just needed time before it would start again.
It seem to be fuel related.
What is your opinion on this problem.
Thanks Derrick

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It could be the type of fuel you use. Try using premium gasoline for a while . See if it works better.listen to see if the fuel pump is working every time. Your fuel pump could be failing.you acn herar a wirrrring sound just when you turn the ignition key.

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