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Engine turns but wont start

I have a 2002 mercury moutaineer, that was running fine, I doubled park for 2 minutes and when I went to start it again,nothing happened, the engine turns but the car wont start, is it the fuel pump, ignition, I need help please its my only car and now I have nothing to drive

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    I have an 02' Ford Explorer snd I'm having an intermittent problem with the truck not starting. When we are out and park for a little while at a grocery store or something and come back the truck will turn over but not start. We have it towed to a shop and when we arrive there it starts. This has happened a few times and is very frustrating because the shop says they cannot diagnose the problem without getting the problem to re occur. What are my options to self diagnose the problem?



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Check the key that year modle has a chip in the key and if it was around something magnetic it could have lost it's programing. If that is not it the there is a fuel rail with what looks like a air pressure valve. turn the key on and press that valve if fuel sprays out it is your key. If fuel doesn't spray the it is your pump

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