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My 1998 Ford Explorer won't start

I have a 1998 2 door ford explorer sport 4.0 V6. I checked the fuel pump and it works. I also checked the spark plugs and the wires and there good, its getting spark. Please help me I need a car to get to work.

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  • medley_r May 11, 2010

    what noises does it make when you try to start it

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    So your sure it's getting both ? Have you tried spraying WD-40 into intake of throttle body (like quick start) with plate pushed open for 2 or 3 seconds to see if it will kick over even for a second or 2? Just remove intake hose at throttle body to try.

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Is the engine light on, if so any codes read. I've had this happen to a couple of customers. And it was water in the gas tank. If your confident that you have good spark then I would suggest to focus on the fuel system and run diagnostics. Check fuel PSI. on the fuel rail, should be over 35PSI if not if may be a defective pressure reg. or other defect. Good luck.

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