all lights work but car wont start. thought it was the starter but wasnt any ideas?

Asked by Nov 21, 2014 at 09:30 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car will turn over and lights come over but will not fire we tried replacing the starter but that was not the issue

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Well if it turned over then the starter is not the problem, the engine control system needs to be checked out. Could be any number of things from no fuel pressure right on up to complete ECM failure.

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Throwing parts at a problem gets expensive, especially in vehicles with computer controlled engines. I suggest you do checking first before spending money. Get a repair manual for your vehicle, and a decent ohm meter. First, check and make sure spark is getting to the plugs, then check fuel pressure, then make sure there is no restriction in the air filter leading to the intake. The NET is a good place to browse for your particular make and model

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