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1999 mecury cougar

I have a 1999 cougar that won't start. We sprayed starter fluid in the intake and checked for spark. Still no start. The car was being driven home when it just died on the hiway. Any sujestions?

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  • Thomas Kobs May 11, 2010

    is your fuel pump working?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    car wont do anything no spark

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If no spark check into crank sensor, does rpm needle bounce wen crankin? if not its definately crank sensor

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