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My 1997 explorer will not start it sounds like its no gas in the truck but it is I think its the spark plugs what do i do

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The very 1st thing you need to do is spray starting fluid into the air intake hose of the eng, if it sytarts u need a fuel pump, if not test the electronic engine control module (known as the PCM) for trouble codes,

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I have a 97 Ford Explorer AWD 8 cylinder. Check engine light comes on and I get code p303. Vehicle bucks at times, uses lots of gas. Believe it may be 02 censor, spark plugs and wires tested ok. Any Idea


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