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96 explorer won't start

It cranks and turns over battery , spark plugs fluids all good.
Im thinking the fuel pump ?? need help Thanks

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Locate fuel rail ,theres a valve like on your tire for air. turn key on to run position,press valve in you should get a spray of fuel.if not. fuel filter & fuel pump bad.

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sorry turns over means ZERO
the crank shaft can spin or not
the starter can in fact spin and crankshaft not.
and some think turns over means, engine runs. now that fact makes turns over, a dead statement.

the word is cranks over, the engine cranks over robustlyl
and then the engine runs.
then runs for more that 3 seconds, and the ASD relay holds. (step by step his works like this ,93 to now)

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runs for 5min and stalls. (complex)
runs for hours and stalls. (even more complex)
all are key facts to the solution.

tell more..... tell all it does good bad or ugly
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1.) If the timing chain broke, the valves wouldn't be opening so you wouldn't have any air coming out of the exhaust during crank. You said it smells like you're getting fuel, so I'm assuming that means you're smelling the exhaust fumes, right?

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