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2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 XLT wont start, engine turns over

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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2004 Ford Explorer 4.0 XLT wont start, engine turns over

hey guys,
I tried starting my explorer a week back after football practice and it just wouldnt start, it cranks and cranks and cranks and I get nothing but an extremely strong smell of gas coming from the air filter.. I opened the air filter casing and i tried starting it again and since it was cold I could see the vaporized gas just coming out of the air filter as the engine keeps turning over.

Im not sure what to do at this point
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're getting air and fuel, I would check spark, maybe coil pack.




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Old 12-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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We changed the spark plugs and wires thinking that was it since the original plugs were flooded with gas. changed them out and nothing happened
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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I now know what you meant by saying it was the coilpack, how would i check if thats the problem?
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