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My 97 expedition is getting spark. If I spray starting fluid in the air intake it starts right up and stops when I stop spraying. There was no warning. after work the thing just wouldn't start. I never heard of the reset button before. could that be it?

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Yes there is fuel cutout switch in case you roll over or hit really hard to prevent fire. but your fuel pump probably died , unfortunately it is located inside the gas tank.

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