well fuel has a high flash point. it doesnt boil unless it come under extreme heat, way more than your car can produce unless it is on fire lol. if you have any kind of scan tool with live data check TPS
for any glitches. normally the glitch will happen at part throttle. thats where 95% of you driving is done. if it has any inaccuracies, it could cause a starting issue...
and breeves002, i didnt say go buy a solus pro! i said if he could gain access to one. maybe he knows a tech who has one. i know they are expensive. and to correct you on PCM's, they do indeed fail! be it hardware failure or software, the indeed cause all sorts of problems with cars. like i said, PCM
is the last thing to check into replacing cause they can be pricey and have to be re programmed by ford for PATS
Like jeff said, the 97 is a return type fuel system. sounds like you have good pressure to the fuel rail. a cam shaft position sensor can fail and the car would still run, although the check engine light would come on. if a crankshaft position sensor fails, the car will not run at all. the PCM
has no idea where the piston position is... could be bad O2
sensors, the car does have alot of miles on it... start with the cheap things though, check for injector pulse width on hot restart, should be about 3.7 pulses/ms. could also be a intermitant IAC
motor.... fords are famous for those, well everything with automatic idle control is really lol