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1999 Continental will not start

Starter cranks motor, fuel pump does not kick on when key is turned on. No codes present. Check engine light turns off when cranking. HELP
! I have a 1997 Lincoln Continental and have basically the same problem. The anti theft light keeps blinking. Origionally we thought it couldve been fuel pump. We took car to a mechanic and he said everything in engine is running great! It's the anti theft. Problem is, no one know if there is a way to bypass or to turn anti theft off so the car will start. I only have one key and the keyless entry code. I read owners manual and did everything it said to do as far as disarming but to no avail. Any other suggestions?

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  • tournevisss Mar 25, 2009

    I have a 1997 Lincoln Continental and have basically the same problem. The anti theft light keeps blinking. I have test the fuel pressure with the smal tire valve on the fuel line during a freind start the car and pressure come good. but no fire on wire. I still search a solution.

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My 97 continial was turning over but would not start so my friend replaced the crank position sensor and she started right up

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I have the almost same prolem and I send my car to Ford dealer and it was the CPS "crankshaft position sensor" plug have some dirt... 340$ for tell me its a plug.

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I think the anti theft anewer is correct. I have an extra key for my '99 Lincoln continental that apparently doesnt have whatever "chip" it needs in it. If you try to use that key it cranks but won't start. I don't know if the key "chip" can fail or not. Maybe a quick conversation with a lock smith will shed some light on the problem.

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Anything else you can add before we conclude that the starter has to come off?

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