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Will crank but won't start

I have a 2000 ford focus that will crank but not start. In May we replaced the spark plugs and wires and about 3 weeks ago we replaced the coil pack due to the sputtering when trying to excel (getting on the expressway or going up a hill). That fixed the problem until about a week ago it started again just not as bad. The other day I drove it for about 200 miles and when I was at the stop sign at the end of the expressway ramp the car died. I put the car in nuetral and started it up. After about a second it died again. It still won't start. We replaced the spark plugs, wires and coil pack and still nothing. There is gas in it. It will crank but never kick over. Any suggestions?????
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I have seen a lot of trouble with coil packs lately. The first thing I would do is put a coil back on that I knew would make the motor run. It would not surprise me to hear that the new one is also bad. I don't think I would buy a new one until I was sure that the one on the car is bad. my suggestion is a no-cost method to know for sure.
If that does not work I would get a gauge and check the fuel pressure.
Also check to see that the timing belt is not broken. Look in the oil cap filler to see if the valve train moves while someone cranks the motor.
This will keep you busy for a while. Let me know what happens.

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