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1997 cougar rx7,getting gas pressure but no spark going threw coil to plugs.car wont star

Wont start

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  • doreen Dec 04, 2012

    o,k..let me start all over..Someone please help.I have a 1997 rx7 mercury cougar.I had trouble starting it.It sat for awhile for I bought it out of state and left at my brothers..I had it checked and they said it was the crank shaft sencor.I bought and we stuck it in.Nothing changed.Had a moble mechanic here and he dignostic tested it and it came up no voltage to the injectors or coils and tested the gas pressure and it was fine.Battery fhad to be replaced(dont no if that means anything) but haad bad cell in it.Now he said I neede aignition control module.Then it started to confuse me.I read there isnt one in a 1997 and newer in these cars.That it was all intergrated.went to part store and they have to boards.a pcm and ocm? now im really confused.called ford up and now they say there is a ignition control module.But have not seen where it is in my car ?someone please direct me.Im so dazed,confused about this.I no nothing.Im your average person trying my best.Cant spend 100s of dollers to get to the bottom of this.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 04, 2012

    what motor do you have? there is one on that car it is located on the left fender

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Crank position sensor is bad

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  • doreen Dec 04, 2012

    Please look at my comment after my question.I need your help.Im at an awe!

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 04, 2012

    this is the link to my garage I am on facebook.I am going over your problem,and looking to help youhttps://www.facebook.com/TedsRepairs

  • doreen Dec 07, 2012

    I will go to your site now.thank u

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SOURCE: 1999 cougar no fire to spark plugs

Standing at the licenst plate. Remove the plastic shroud on top of the engine (closest to you) and unbolt the metal box directly below it you can gain access to the front three. As for the back, remove the connector and screw at the 7 o'clock position off to the side of the dist cap. You CAN reach the back three with two 6 inch socket extenders and without remvoing any other engine parts. Should take 30 min regardless of experience. I just did mine and I'm not a mechanic (06/27/07). Answer Hey, I'm not sure if the answer involving removal of the valve covers, and appearently everything else in the engine compartment, is misleading on purpose but...... all you need to do on the 4 cylinder Cougar is pull the wires out by their bases and use a long exstension on your socket. I'm not sure what this guy was trying to do but I hope not too many people followed his advice!! The answer from Greg was exactly correct. Answer To remove the spark plugs, remove the covers and you will see how simple it really is. The spark plugs are hiding under the covers. Greg Hasen Not only you will have to lift the covers, but to reach the back three you will have to remove the valve cover. Here's how to: 1. Remove the water pump belt cover (the black cover in the front of the engine compartment that has ?Duratec? on it.) If you have a 1996+ vehicle, you should think about removing it permanently, since it only serves to trap heat and slowly kill the IMRC box electronics. 2. Disconnect the following electrical connectors from the: MAF, IAT, TPS, IAC, and EVR. The EVR connector is black and is located at the very back of the upper plenum, next to the firewall. 3. Disconnect throttle cable from the TB and the cruise control cable, if equipped. For 1995 5-speed vehicles, take care not to lose the metal clip for the throttle cable when you are removing it. Once the cable is removed the clip will slide right off. 4. Disconnect the vacuum lines from the EVR. You may have to wait until the upper intake is unbolted and partially removed for better leverage. 5. Disconnect the vacuum lines from the top of the upper intake. Push down on the black plastic collar with a screwdriver and hold, and then pull the plastic line out of the intake. 6. Remove the air box along with the MAF and accordion tube. 7. Unbolt the throttle cable bracket from the upper intake (three 8mm bolts, one 10mm nut). Set bracket and attached cables aside. 8. Disconnect the air bypass hose at the upper intake. It connects right next to the IAC valve. 9. Disconnect the hose from the PCV valve that goes to the upper intake, underneath the throttle body. This is also a good time to change the PCV valve. 10. Unbolt the EGR valve from the upper intake. 11. Unbolt the upper intake. 12. Carefully remove the upper intake and set it on top of some clean rags or newspaper. It will likely be oozing some oily gunk out the bottom. 13. Cover the openings of the lower intake with clean rags to keep anything from falling into the openings. Anything that falls in will likely end up in the head or the cylinders themselves. Now you are free to remove the back plugs. Hope this helps Jesus

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Had the same problem, car was misfiring on cylinder 3 and 4. replaced wires, plugs, and ignition coil. still misfired on the same cynlinders. turned out the main engine wiring harness plug in was coming loose. spent well over $150 on the unneccesary repairs and ultimately fixed the problem wit a $3 bag of wire ties to hold the plug in...

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