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Engine will not start

Car ran great before until today, it just died for no reason. Seems it ran out of gas but still have over a quarter tank.
The car still would crank over, but dies after a few seconds. I checked the fuel pump, and could hear it whizz or humm when I switch the ignition to on. So I decided to replace the fuel filter (100K+ miles anyways). But car still dies after starting.
I called the Recall Hotline since there were issues with the fuel delivery module (FDM) in the pump, but I was informed the VIN did not match any recall or there were no active recall on the vehicle and the FDM problem did not affect my make/model.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks - Dante

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I had the same problem at 100,100 miles on my cougar, it burned up fuel pump's three times,changed ignition coil and no problems since, now i'm at 115,000

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Have someone to check the fuel pressure. That sounds like your problem. Could be your fuel regulator or fuel pump.

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