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1998 ford explorer turn over but wont start.

You can here the fuel pump build up psi and stop .so that good .can you help me .it has done this be for .

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  • kenthebowler Aug 07, 2008

    My 1998 Ford Explorer Sport with 155,000 miles is hard to start and one time did not start at all. Had vehicle towed to mechanic. He started the vehicle right away. He stated the fuel pressure was 31 pounds. Is this low pressure? Once I get the vehicle started will it stop running while riding. He put a new fuel filter on not sure if this will help or not.

  • work216 Nov 30, 2008

    It starts when you put gas in the throttle body you here the pump brand new pump fuel is gettin to the top of the regulator but thats as far as it goes


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Under the hood there is a grey box on the right side open it and then you will see some plugs there is a 3prong plug take it out and get it replaced it will cost about $4.00 or no more then $10.00 or so and it should start after that I had the same problem.

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Fuel pressure not high enough needs 45psi change fuel filter check regulator

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What should the compression readings be? We have a 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 VIN e. We have changed the plugs, wires, fuel filter and pump, air filter and ran HEET and Lucas in the fuel system. The psi on the fuel gauge was 36 after putting the new pump in but this morning was only 5 and now the car will crank but not start. Want to run a compression test but need to know the good number and what bad numbers mean. I hope it's not the timing chain. Thanks

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Check for spark at the spark plugs, check for compression of the cylinders and check for fuel delivery. more often than you need to change plugs and wires. but check them all compression, spark, and fuel

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