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My Car Engine Turns Over but will not Start

I have a 2003 Mercury Sable that won't start. I drove the car yesterday morning driving an 80 miles round trip and did not experience any problems. Then yesterday evening the car would not start. It was turning over but it seems as if there is no fuel getting to the engine. It was very cold yesterday (somewhere around 15 degrees F) so we pushed the car into the garage for the night. Could it be fuel line freeze up? I'll try starting the car later this morning after it warms up more... Please advise on possible problems.

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  • dkcincos May 01, 2009

    My Mother has the same problem on her 2003 Sable. Right now she doesn't know what to do for fear that it will happen again and she will be stranded waiting for a tow. Here is what I find interesting. I bought her old 1999 Sable and it did the same thing as her 2003. The 1999 had around 115,000 miles when this problem began and it happened on and many times until it failed to start at all. I always suspected it was the fuel pump but this was a $400. fix and didn't want to guess this was the problem so never had it replaced. After the car failed to start after many days of trying, I had it towed and had the pump replaced. This resulted in a permanent fix and I have had this vehicle back on the road many miles later. Further research leaves me to believe that there are many more who have encountered this problem with no word of a recall from the manufacturer. I had many more miles on this car than my mother's but if the factory pumps are possibly acting up I wouldn't be surprised that this problem could arise at lower miles on the vehicles.

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