Vehicle starts and dies instantly.

Tiny
JOKERZ
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  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • 63,000 MILES
This vehicle had a dead battery. 12v 337cca.
I repalced the battery.
Vehicle would then start and die immetiatley.
I replaced the spark plugs thinking that they were fuel fowled.
vehicle would still start and die instantly.
The rpms rev up to 1200rpm then it just shuts off like the PAYS system is kicking in.
I used the IDS scan tool and performed a check for codes. None present.
I used the IDS and performed a PATS key erase and reprogam of the factory keys.
It says I perfomred that correctly.
The vehicle still starts and dies.
Has this happened to anyone before after a battery repalcement?
Any help would be appriacted.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 10:08 PM

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Tiny
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Have you check for fuel pressure yet?
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply.
I checked fuel pressure. 50-60 psi at key on and during motor run time.
I also have spark (checked with an inline spark checker)
I noticed that the red light on the center of the dash flashes
when I put the key in the ignition, but it does not flash while the vehicle starts and dies.
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Thursday, September 15th, 2011 AT 10:59 PM

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