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My 1996 explorer sport cranks but wont start. What should I check first? It had this problem before, intermittantly, but went away for the most part. Eventually it would start up , but this time its not starting at all.

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  • lianalet Sep 02, 2010

    would a code reader tell me if this was the problem? I beleive i have a fuel pressure tester and i'll try that first. Thanks

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Check fuel pressure and see if the vehicle is getting spark by removing a plug wire and and either using a spark tester or a sparkplug and lay the wire somewhere where it will ground out and watch for spark.Some code readers can also show you if the computer is seeing that the vehicle has any rpms.If it can display rpms then while cranking you should get an rpm reading if you see a rpm reading of 0 the pcm may not be getting a signal from the crankshaft position sensor. Please let me know what you find so we can have an idea of what solution may fit your issue.

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Hi! As a first course of action I strongly suggest that you start on the fuel pump. If the fuel pump is faulty it won't take fuel to the engine. One good reason why the car just crank and doesn't fire for theres no fuel coming. HOpe this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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    Hi! HOws it going?

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