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MY 1996 Lincoln Mark V111 has no fuel Pump ground car will not start unless you ground the fuel Relay to battery, body,or engine. The fuel pump relay is supposed to ground by Power Control Module (PCM) thru the Variable Load Control Module (VLCM). I REPLACE THEM BOTH

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