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No spark - 1997 thunderbird

Re: 1997 Thunderbird LX
Replaced fuel pump, screen, fuel filter; and also added new battery. Now the car will not start - not getting a spark. Ground down plug, also tried applying gas with spray bottle to see if not receiving fuel was causing the problem but still no spark. Sounds like it wants to turn over but just can't.

We're strapped for cash and my wife needs the car to get to work (live miles from public transportation route ) so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You have checked at the spark plugs and there is no arch of electricity when the engine is cranked?? Have you verified the fuel pump produces pressure at the engine with a press guage?

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Check for a small black wire at battery called chassis ground. it will cause symptoms similar to these.

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Is there any small wires at the battery terminal that you might have left off. sometimes there is a small black wire at the negative post

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