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My 89 Cougar XR7(3.8 SC) turns over but won't stay running.

How do i reset the fuel pump shut off switch? It has a new battery in it.

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In your trunk, on the left side behind the apolstry... you need to push the white button so it isnt clicked up

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Either in trunk behind covers, or on passenger side kick panel. you will have to remove cover and it will be in one of these locations. it is listed in owners manual exact location.

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If the Engine Cranks but Does Not Start or Does Not Start After a Collision Fuel Pump Shut-off Switch if the engine cranks but does not start or does not start after a collision, the fuel pump shut-off switch may have been triggered. The shut-off switch is a device intended to stop the fuel pump when your vehicle has been involved in a substantial jolt.

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This and other details can find in Mercury-Cougar-Owners-Manual

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