1995 Ford Explorer 1995 Explorer WONT START

Tiny
JIM0116
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  • 1995 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 16,000 MILES
My 1995 Ford Explorer will not start. I have replaced the Fuel Pump and the fuel filter, at first the pump would not work because the fuel pump relay was not ground. I fix the that problem but now it still will not start. Someone told me that it may be the computer and someone also said it may be the EEC Relay but I dont know where that is. I need help it has been down for 2 weeks.
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 3:49 PM

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Tiny
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Ok, I s your check engine light on?

Does it turn over and just not start or it doesn't do anything or it clicks.

If it turns over and doesn't start - do you have spark at the plugs? If so what Color is the spark.

If you are sure it is getting fuel and has good spark and it clicks when trying to start, find the starter relay, follow the positive cable it is within 1 foot of battery. Turn key to run position then take a peice of wire and jump the 2 large terminals. If starts replace the relay.

Post findings here in forum.
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Friday, July 11th, 2008 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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I TRIED JUMPING THE STARTER RELAY, THAT WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. IT ACTS LIKE IT IS NOT GETTING FUEL BUT I KNOW IT HAS FUEL UP TO THE TEST VALVE UNDER THE HOOD. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS?
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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Do you have spark at the plugs? If so what color is the spark, if it is Bluish/White you are good if it is orange spark is weak.

If spark is good you will need to check fuel ressure..
Pressure with Key On Engine Off (koeo) should be - 35 - 45 PSI

Pressure once running should be - 28 - 45 PSI

here link for video on testing fuel pressure....

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm

Is Check Engine Light On? Pull codes
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Saturday, July 12th, 2008 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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How do I check the color of the spark?
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Monday, July 14th, 2008 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Take a plug wire off you can stick a philips screw driver in the end then place it near a good ground. Then have someone try starting the vehicle. It works better if not in direct sun and a little dark or even do it at night.
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Monday, July 14th, 2008 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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Spark is good. Any other ideas?
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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What color is the spark? Spark should be Bluish/white for good spark. Spark that is Orange is Weak Spark and vehicle won't start.

Have you check fuel pressure, if fuel pressure low could cause no start.

Is your engine light on?
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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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I have know replaced the plugs, wires and the computer and my Explorer is still not starting. The engine light is not and I have good fuel pressure.
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 7:37 PM
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Hook up a battery charger on it and let it sit for 5 mins make sure its on fast charge and try it thats what was wrong with mine and it dont do it now
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 5:28 PM

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