Why would my Ford Aerostar crank and fire with starting fluid then die

Tiny
AEROSTARXL
  • 1994 FORD AEROSTAR
  • 220,000 MILES

Ford Aerostar lost power while driving consequently van would not start after this. First I did was sprayed sfluid in throttle body and turn it over. Nothing. Then checked spark on spark plug no spark. Checked for spark off coil no spark. I then went and got the coil at a junk yard put it on.
NOW when I sprayed sfluid into throttle body the engine kicked up suddenly then died. I also after that tried turning it over with no sfluid and there now seems to be a low compression noise when I'm pushing the gas a little while turning it over. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 4:46 AM

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Tiny
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Does a 1994 aerostar have a crank position sensor?

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 4:57 AM
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What motor?

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 5:19 AM
Tiny
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3.0 v6

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 7:18 AM
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Its on lower right front of engine

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 9:10 AM
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Check and see if there are trouble codes

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 11:52 AM
Tiny
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Is the ckp visible from looking under the motor I know I would be hard to explain I'm just having problems finding it. I'm sure I will though.
Also I need a EEC tester to check it correct?

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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*to check codes

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 AT 3:40 PM

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