Ok my girlfriend hit a curb the other night and she has a 1998 ford mustang. The impact blew out both right side tires and she said the car cut off. Now when i try to crank the car it will start to crank up then it will die off. Any suggestions?
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the inertia switch may have been tripped due to the impact of hitting the curb and blowing out tire. blame ford for this design because in the past they manufactured cars that would blow up during collisions. so all ford vehicle now come with a intertia switch to shut off fuel when it senses extreme impact. all you have to do is flip the switch and your car should start and run again. its a pain. look for location of switch in owners manual.
the battery might have been jolted enough to damage it. try a jump or another battery.check all the ground cables.check that the connector that comes from the battery positive terminal and is near battery didnt come unpluged.
HI THERE I HAVE A JAGUAR XJ8 1998 AND I AM AWARE OF AN INERTIA SWITCH WHICH CUTS OFF THE FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT OR BUMP I HAVE NEVER USED THIS MYSELF BUT IT IS IN THE DRIVERS FOOTWELL BEHIND THE FASCIA COVER ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.HOPE THIS HAS BEEN HELPFULL.
Look in the trunk in the left quarter panel area near the back of the tail lamp and you will see a small black module with a red or white button on top of it.This is the fuel pump inertia switch designed to trip during impact to shut off the fuel pump. Just push down on the button until u feel it click. Then cycle the ignition switch from off to on a couple of times to prime the pump and you should be set to go.