Mechanics

CAR WON'T START

1993 Ford Aerostar

Electrical problem
1993 Ford Aerostar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 238000 miles

Engine turns over but seems as if there is no spark getting to the fuel chamber. As long as I run it everyday it seems fine. Yesterday I went out to start it and it just turns over. I can smell the gasoline so I know it's getting gas. I was thinking it might be the ECM but not sure.
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Thefotochef
July 24, 2009.



I need you to check something. Make sure it isn't getting spark when this happens. Here is the how to for checking:

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_an_ignition_system.htm

My concern is that you may have a fuel leak that causes trouble after the car sits for too long. You could also see if it starts with starting fluid. If it does, then you know you're getting spark and not fuel to the engine.

Let me know what you find. IF it has spark, we will move on to checking fuel pump pressure. I will walk you through that if needed.

Joe