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Can start for a second by squirting starter fluid directly into air intake. Dies immediatly and won't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Not a battery prob. Appears to be a fuel prob.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1990 explorer

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. Haven't checked fuel filter or pump or fuel relay switch

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hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

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ok can you hear the fuel pump come on with the key on??

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Plan to try that in the morning.....and if it's not?

check the fuses with a test light. check for power on both sides.

check the inertia switch, make sure the button is pushed down. it should be at the right kick panel

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