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2003 Ford Freestar. Won't start. I shot of quick start into the air filter allows the engine to fire momentarily . Problem is fuel related. Shock sensor in rear comp[compartment is not popped. Van is in my garage, last started 2 weeks ago.

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If it will fire on quick start, you got no fuel , bad fuel filter,or fuel pump, ck fuel pump fuse / relay.

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