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1997 Ford Explorer SOHC Car intermittantly will not start. When started runs well. Car has been taken to reputable repair shop twice on a trailer with no resolution. They tested the fuel pump which showed acceptable pressure range. Scan tool didnot provide any code problems. We left the car there for one week while they tested it and found no problem. We took the car home and drove it for two weeks before another failure. The car cranks well, but doesn't fire when the failure occurs. The initial failure occurred when a friend tried to start the car and it failed. I then got in the car and started it after minor cranking. The car then failed two days later for my wife.

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Next time this occures check to see if you have power to the coil. if not find the break in the wire

Posted on Jun 07, 2010


I would still be thinking fuel pump. I had the same issues with a cadillac in the late 80's. The dealer had it a week. I did my own diagnostics,pulled the gas tank and installed a new pump. I assumed it bound up mechanically on occasion, and it was beyond most peoples thought process, to reason it out.

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