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'91 Mercury Capri XR2 trouble starting/running - fuel problem

I have a '91 mercury capri XR2 that appears to have a fuel problem. After we replaced the inline fuel filter it appeared to be better until we took it out on road. You give it gas and it started sputtering like its not getting the gas fast enough. At times it is harder to start the car...today it did not want to strart.

Previously (yesterday) we got the car back from conrads after we personally had to order a for them to replace the knock sensor ....the coil that sits on the air intake had cracked which we think may have damaged the knock sensor... After replacement it appeeared to work fine....for the 10 min that we drove it. Now we have the problem that was in paragraph 1. Conrads says that the fuel pressure is ok and they seem to think my fuel pump is ok....I hope it is not something with the fuel injector...

Can anyone help me or steer me in the right direction...thanks.


For reference I got the part through www.moderncapriparts.biz (a great and helpful guy!)

Parts manuals: techcapri.com

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  • collecteknov Jun 01, 2009

    Coil and sensor module seem to be getting pretty hot.

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Did you fix this? Sometimes the temperature sensor on the back of the motor can cause hard starting.

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The problem may be with the ignition control module or the pick-up coil inside the distributor. The module is a few hundred bucks and the pick-up is another fifty. I'm trying to get more info on troubleshooting this before you invest the money to replacing the Ignition control module. Good luck and hope this helps. In the mean time here is a link for you. http://mercury-capri-parts.com/2006/02/base-capri-versus-capri-xr2-turbo.html

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