Engine Cranks but won't start. Where do I start?

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Asked by Dec 03, 2013 at 11:04 AM about the 2002 Ford F-150 XLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 F-150 4.2 v6
Drive everyday and have had no problems, engine cranks fine but will not start.

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Are you getting fuel, hear the fuel pump prime? Check for fuel pressure, then spark.

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How do I check for fuel pressure?

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Check on the internet, it will show you how and the location to place the pressure gauge. I made my own pressure gauge, but you can purchase an inexpensive one from Harbor Freight.

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