1994 Ford Explorer No spark, sudden shut down

Tiny
TWHORN
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  • 1994 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
II have a 94 explorer that has started to suddenly shut down. The problem had been intermittent until just yesterday while I was returning home. The engine suddenly shut down and would not restart. I did not a bit of hesitation that started before the shutdown. It would stop, then when restarting, it would chug until it got revved up to about 3K rpm. At that point it would seem to run ok.
I had the car towed to a garage where the mechanic measured the fuel pressure at 36 psi. His thought then was no spark. He will be looking around the electrical system today.
I am presently a grad student and do not have a lot of money for repairs or to replace the explorer.
Ted Horn
lyld@iup. Edu
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 12:04 PM

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Tiny
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I sounds like the ignition module went out and that is what has been going out all along.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_101577_1.jpg

THis is what it looks like. Now the coils are bolted to it and the spark plug wires also go to it. Hope this helps
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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I could also be the coil pack sorry forgot about this part. Here is what it looks like.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_50785_1.jpg

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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OK, I have just picked the explorer up from the mechanic. He was suggestion that the thiing was out of gas. What ever, the explorer is running again.

After picking up the explorer, I tried to put gas in it, but could only put in 2.6 gal.

The mechanic said that he measuered sufficent spark but it only started when he put a gallon of gas in.

I need a place nice soft spot to bang my head.
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 2:02 PM
Tiny
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Glad to hear it is running again. Unfortunitly we now have to wait till it happens again to diagnos it. Hope it doesn't happen again for you anyway. Let me know if anything else comes of it ok.
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Friday, October 24th, 2008 AT 12:12 AM

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