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Mad Mix, 4.0L V6, Maynardville, TN, June 17, 2010, 12:16
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2000 explorer wont start. I was driving down the road the check engine light started flashing and the engine died. no noises or smoke. It turns over but will not start. Any ideas??fuel pump, distributor?

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    June 17, 2010, 18:46
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    The flashing Check Engine Light means that there was a severe misfire before your car died. Your Ford has no Distributor, it is a coil pack ignition system
    http://repairpal.com/misfire-what-does-it-mean

    start by having all the codes read and their causes traced down. Your Ford has hundreds of codes, so that is really the most logical place to start.

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    Mad Mix, June 17, 2010, 19:20
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    Thanks, after it sat for a few hours, I tried again to start it and it did, but idled for about a minute and died again. I did go ahead and change the plugs, hoping it was fouled plugs..so aggravating. hopefully, it si something minor to repair. I am going to have it hooked to a computer tomorrow. adny advise is greatly appriecated

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