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Engine starts but it burns the fuel in the filter and turns off?

My car would't start so i had to buy a charger and charge my battry. I tried cranking the engine again and my car started but after a minute or two it turned off. After i tried starthing my car like three times i found out that is burning the fuel in the filter and then it turns off because there is no fuel. I even took the filter off and checked and there was no fuel u put more fuel and it burned it again. How can i fix this problem?

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  • batanio7 Jan 25, 2009

    that is the problem i got my fuel pump replaced and thats when it started doing this

  • batanio7 Jan 25, 2009

    thats what i thought but if its the filter what do i have to do in order to fix it

  • batanio7 Jan 27, 2009

    no no i know where it is i just dont know what i have to do so my car wouldnt burn the fuel inside it

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Replace your Fuel Filter and get the Fuel Pump Checked and you should be fine.

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  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 25, 2009

    It will have to be the Filter then causing this Problem.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 25, 2009

    Unfortunately, I have never Changed one on the New Cougars and do not have a Clue where it is. You might check inside the Frame rail under the Car, I know that GM Puts there;s there But, Not sure about Mercury

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 27, 2009

    It is Supposed to be a Constant Flow. So, There could actually be Something inside the Tank that is loose and Hitting the Suction line every So often or Something inside the Filter that is Bouncing around and Stopping the Flow Occassionally.

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