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My 2000 ford explorer is not starting it will turn over

My explorer turns over but wont start same problem with mine. Talked to a mechanic said to replace the electronic ignition module, said eventually it will die during normal driving. Trying to find a picture or location of the unit, he said they are about $130 new.

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  • outdoorman99 Dec 20, 2008

    The problem is intermittant. It will run fine for months, then one day it will turn over but not catch. Usually it is in the winter, and sometimes it is right after backing it down the driveway, turning it off for a couple minutes and re-starting it. Usually if it is left for a couple hours it starts up again, but usually it requires a lot of gas and reeks afterwards.

    Yesterday when it happened i put the gas pedal to the floor and it started about 3 seconds afterwards.



    Any ideas?



    Thanks for the help, i've spent hours looking up ignition control modules but i guess thats why i havent had much luck.

  • outdoorman99 Dec 20, 2008

    oh forgot to mention. I've had it hooked up to a canadian tire code reader, a friend hooked it up to a more sophisticated laptop-connected computer, and it was in the shop last week to fix an abs sensor (again hooked up, but they said they didnt read any other codes other than abs). So none of those gave me anything to go on.

  • outdoorman99 Dec 20, 2008

    i also forgot to mention i hear the fuel pump every time the car fails to start. I wait until the noise stops before i try starting the car every time.

  • jhawknurse Jan 24, 2009

    help same problem

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There is no ignition module, it is part of the processor. Will it start if you step on the gas slightly?

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    warlock61 Dec 20, 2008

    Try checking the crankshaft sensor and the connector for looseness or corrosion. It could be a number of things based on your description. Sorry

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