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Ive got gas new battery and it's turning over,and it sputters like it's gonna start but doesn't and just keeps on trying ? i think it's the spark plugs or plug cables? any ideas???

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  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Oct 03, 2010

    what is it? what year is it? what engine does it have?

  • Damien
    Damien Oct 03, 2010

    it's a 1991 ford aerostar,3.0L/5speed manual, but i now know for sure it's the spark plugs or solonoid cap i think its called? or spark plugs cap ? and or spark plu cables themselves,I did finally got it started though!! All i did was just take all the cables off and blew them out ,put them back on,tapped the wholr unit with a wrench a few times and turned him over it caught then stalled , then i waited 30 seconds , tryed again and he started right up with some hesitence but i just rev him 4 awhile and let it idle for ten minutes , turned it off for 5mins then started it up with no problems!!

    So I'm gonna bring it in 2marrow 2b re plugged sort of speak.

    thanks 4 everyones help

    ( :

  • Damien
    Damien Oct 03, 2010

    I actually got it started! finally! i just pulled off the plug covers and tapped on the spark plugs entire unit, turned key it started for 5 sec's and stalled. so i let it sit abit ,tried again

  • Damien
    Damien Oct 03, 2010

    Oh ya it's a 1991 3.0L manual,ford aerostar minivan

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Maybe crank sensor. Is the engine light on? Pull plugs and look 'em over. Also try some starter fluid.

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