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Wont start, cranks but not firing. Checked fuses, all connections under hood.

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Not a guarentee, but these fords have an emergency fuel shut off usually located in the trunk on the drivers side quarter panel. Sometimes just a bump will trigger them. Locate it and push the button in on the top. Worth a try

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