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2000 mercury cougar wont start

My 2000 mercury cougar will not start! It is not the starter or battery or fuel pump! What could it be?

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. My car acts like it wants to turn over and is getting gas, but won't. We tried starter fluid thinking that it may be the fuel pressure regulator or something, but it started to backfire as well. I'm running out of ideas and need to get it fixed. What could it be???

  • big abel Feb 16, 2009

    changed the battery and now it won't start engine turns fine

  • Gary Loney
    Gary Loney May 11, 2010

    if its not getting any spark, then it could be an ignition module....does it try to fire at all?

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    Is it turning over at all??

    Is the check engine light on??

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    any spark ?

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What is anti-theft light doing? It should come on solid for about 2 sec after you turn the key on then turn off. If it is flashing after this then it is not seeing the computer chip in the key and you have a PATS problem.

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