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1999 mercury cougar will not start has power battery and starter are good turns over but will not run, changed fuel filter and checked it has spark

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  • smcarthur Mar 12, 2009

    1999 Mercury Cougar died while driving, It turns over, but will not start, I checked all 4 plug wires for spark, they all had spark. The car cranks over fine but will not start.

  • Mike the DJ Mar 23, 2009

    Car has not been driven in a while. Recharged battery and engine will turn over but car will not start. Fuel pump shut-off button was not triggered (at least there was nothing to press). Is there a way to check the fuel line at the engine?

  • Matteo08 Apr 28, 2009

    I have a 2000 and I have the same problem. I replaced the fuel filter and still no good. Where is the fuel pump shut off switch that the other guy discribed...... arggghh this car!

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    2002 mercury cougar, car will run if battery is charged but will not stay running after charge is gone. Alternator was checked and is good but it seems to not want to stay charged. I think it their is a short in the wires coming to or from the alternator but in not sure.



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Turn the key and listen for the fuel pump to kick on

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