it will start fine but it will only run a few minutes then quits like its running out of gas can a bad alternator do this my fuel pump works or is it the filter in tank i had some bad gas in it awhile

Asked by Mar 03, 2015 at 09:55 AM about the 2000 Ford Explorer XL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If there is a problem with the alternator the battery will run down and the vehicle will not start. The fuel filter is under the vehicle, on the frame, near the drivers side door. Half the size of a beer can. Special tools are required to remove it. First, check the fuel pump. You will need a guage which will attached to the injector rail. Hook it up and turn the key to the on position. Pressure should be present, you'll have to look the correct pressure reading. Now start the car. Let it idle. If the fuel pressure drops when the engine kills the pump is bad.

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