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How do I khow if the car needs a fuel pump or new coil packs?

I have a ford 1997 explorer and I dont know whats wrong with it. It sounds like it wants to start but wont. It seems like its not getting the spark from the spark plug or something.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    check the fuel pressure, should be around 40 PSI, if u have fuel pressure test for spark at the spark plugs, very simple really.

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