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My 2003 explorer shut off on the highway. nothing happens when you try to start it.

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  • goirish1623 Jul 21, 2009

    if you turn the key nothing happens. i've changed the battery, battery cabels, and alternator. i've had the starter and ignition coil checked, and both checked out fine. any ideas?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    DOES IT HAVE FUEL PRESSURE? DOES IT HAVE SPARK?

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Fords have a fuel shut off valve, if it turns over and wont start, check that. it should say in your handbook where to locate it.

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