2002 Ford Explorer Will not start

Tiny
MR4526
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  • 2002 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
If I drive my vehicle for lets say 45 minutes on the highway. Stop at a gas station. Turn the mortor off. 5 to 10 minutes try and restart it. It will start for 1-3 seconds and die like my old truck would when a carburator would flood. Try starting it again and will not start just like again a flooded carburator use to. I have to wait 30 to 40 don't start it and then try again. Its runs fine. Last night for the 20th time in 8 months it didn't start for over 2 hrs. I took it to a local dealer and they couldn't find anything. Is there records of this happening to other vehicles.
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 AT 10:11 AM

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Tiny
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We need to know what is missing when it wont start. Fuel pressure, spark or injector pulse. This will help figure it out. Is the check engine light on, if so have the PCM scanned for codes
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
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When this occurs, I'm without tools or when taken to dealer everything checked out ok. I've thought that it might be fuel pump hot or maybe fuel filter but was lookin to see if Exployers had a history of this.
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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Have seen them lose ignition modules, fuel pumps and other electric parts and sensors. This is why we need to know what is missing at that time
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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The only other thing tried so far. Took off hose from air filter to breather and sprayed carb. Cleaner inside. Truck started and ran until cleaner fluid was used and died again.
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Definitly fuel related, does it die like it is running out of gas, or just shut down? I would check for the injector pulse, just to be sure, if it has it, I would do a fuel pump/fuel pump relay. But it does sound like a fuel pump
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Saturday, March 29th, 2008 AT 8:10 AM
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TRYAN211
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  • 2002 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My vehicle shut off while driving. Will not start now. Nothing when you crank it over. Have all dash lights. All interior lights. There are dashes through the digital odometer.
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