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Vehicle acts like not getting gas. anymore suggestions?

2 weeks ago the Explorer acted like it wasn't firing right so a friend came over and checked it. He said the new plugs weren't right so he fixed it. It ran fine for a week, then one day it died and would not crank again. I finally got it to run long enough to get to the Advanced Auto a few miles down the road. They checked it and said I had a bad battery cell, so I put a heavy duty battery in it. It cranked and ran long enough to pull out of their parking lot. Then it would just sputter a couple of minutes and die. I have since put a new fuel filter, fuel pump, crank sensor and fuel sensor on and checked the alternator. It still will only spit and sputter for a minute before dying. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I have spoken to a few people and everything they say, I have done. My next step, if noone comes up with a better plan, is going to be dropping the tank to make sure nothing has come loose (which I really don't think so), but I am out of ideas. Please, if there is anyone who could help, let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.

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May be it wouldn't be a bad idea to bight the bullet and have a shop or dealer run a diagnosis to see what the actual problem is. All of the parts you replaced could have been check to see if there where good or bad. I'm sure you have spent more than a $100 in parts already. The average diagnostic charge is around a $100.

What I would need to know from you is some specifics.

What engine do you have?
Do you have fuel pressure at the rail?
do you have spark?
do you have power to the fuel pump?
do you have power to the coil?

Since you replaced all of the above parts I have to assume that you checked for all of this?

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