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1990 mercury cougar will not start with key. Have relaced starter solenoid and ignition switch.

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  • pareshsharda Oct 24, 2008

    My Car wont start. Whenever I try to start it .. it just gives a spanking sound like (Ticcccck).

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    Michael Hitchner Apr 11, 2009

    Try pressing on the brake pedal when you turn the key

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Try checking the neutral saftey switch.a good way to do this is to put the car in neutral and try to start,if your shifter is loose try jiggling it with the key turned with your foot on the brake.If the car starts while doing this then it is more than likely that the neutral start switch is bad or that the shifter or the linkage is loose and causing bad contact on the switch.

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