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1987 Mercury Cougar won't start

I have a 1987 mercury cougar xr7 5.0 and i have power to the coil and the distributer but it wont start. I replaced the computer and still nothing. I also tryed the wireharness also nothing. i Didnt try the distributer yet. I also put a siloniod in im getting fuel but no spark. My car just cranks and doesnt atemp to start . I do have a powered test light. Can you help me?

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    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    try the ignition module this should fix it

  • onixfiero May 11, 2010

    you have power to the coil but didyou check if you have power to the plugs,use a spark tester or a well insulated scerwdriver with the tip in the spark plug boot and and good groud and try to start the car check for spark as you crank.

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Put the test light on the positive of the battery and probe the neg side of the coil while cranking and see if you get a flashing lamp if not either the ignition module is bad or the pick up inside the distributor if the car has a tach if the tach moves while cranking it is most likely the module

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