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When started, surges for a minute, then dies. won't restart.

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when started, surges for a minute, then dies . won't restart.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes to both.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 99 expedition
JA: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: checked fuses, that's all so far. i'm not a mechanic, but i've worked on a lot over the years
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: been running good til now. it just died going down the street. 217,000 miles on it.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

Can you check the fuel pressure with the key on?

Can you try cleaning the MAF sensor?

Can you get it to start briefly using starting fluid?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
thanks, ***** ***** when i get some daylight.


Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Sorry, I've had other issues to deal with. I cleaned the MAF sensor, didn't work. Won't start w/fluid. Can't check fuel pressure. I'm 23 miles from town, so I wanted to try as much as possible before I had it towed. One other thing, does this model have a trip switch-fuel cut off, and where would it be?

Yes the vehicle does have an inertia switch. It is to the right of the front passengers right foot.

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