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I have a 1999 Ford Expedition that will crank but not start

(1999 Ford Expedition)
on January 08, 2018
1999 Ford Expedition will crank over and attempt to start when I spray Starter Fluid into the manifold but will immediate die after running for 1-2 seconds. I then attempt to start again and will crank over but not start. New battery and starter is good. I'm thinking it could be the Fuel filter, anything else it might lead to.
How long have you had this problem? A few weeks
Tags: car has been sitting for, ford, expedition
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on January 08, 2018
FORD - Engine *CRANKS OK* but will NOT START - unless fuel is added to throttle body - google > inertia switch.
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on January 08, 2018
IF the inertia switch is found to be ok (not tripped to off position) reply for more information.
on January 08, 2018
Inertia switch was found to not be tripped
on January 08, 2018
Simple *TEST* using a 12 volt test light > *TEST* for battery voltage at the inertia switch wire connector (leaving it plugged up to the switch) as key is turned to on ... BOTH wires are supposed to have battery power for 2 seconds - can turn key off then back on to check the other of the two wires .. IF battery power is present on BOTH wires - you can *forget* about the fuses or relays cause that ain’t the problem! ▪️Suspect failed ‘in tank’ fuel pump▪️

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on January 08, 2018
if the red theft light on the dash is not staying on when cranking,then do this>can you hear the fuel pump come on (PRIME/HUMM) for 2 seconds,then go off when key is turned to on,not cranking?
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