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Changed the fuel pump/filter on my 1993 Ford Taurus now won't run

I have changed both the fuel pump and filter and it did start but will not idle. Now it will not start just clicks but battery is charged good. Could this be the Starter or the Starter Solinoid?

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  • bs_macneil Feb 24, 2009

    No the battery was hooked up properly.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is the idle speed control air bypass valve working?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    did u have the battery disconnected?

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Try looking into the starter solinoid thingy

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