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Not getting spark to 1998 ford explorer

Repoed explorer back from a 4 yr old sale and when got it i had to tow it, the key didn't work, i had ford dealer make new keys, they had it started and a month later i went to pick it up it would not start, the mechanic tapped the fuel tank and then it started, i towed it from MD to PA cause did not have plate, it did not start when got back to PA, put new fuel pump in it, still don't start, checked fuel pressure and am getting 38 psi, checked spark and have none, what should i do now?

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Glad you asked the question.

This list will be long as to us anything over 30 days parked is old.

If your not a mechanic we can stop here. Have it towed to your local mechanic shop and start with.

Have all fluids and filters changed. (Antifreeze, Transmission, Power Steering.)
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