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My scorpio does not start in the last 2wks

Since i bought my '94 ford scorpio almost a year ago, it has thrice wouln't crank in the morning. I got back there later at noon time and it started.
sometimes it starts and the engine would not run smoothly, it would not even rev properly, sometimes it starts and revs very well, presently it's just cranking, but does not start. I've not been able to use it inthe last 2wks.
pls bail me out.

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Dear Dapsy, Sorry the Scorpio is acting up. Do you have maintenance records from previous owner? That might give you a hint. Otherwise, please let us know you have performed the basic checks: new battery, fresh gas and oil, a little TLC under the hood by checking battery connections, etc. Otherwise, I think you are in for a trip to the mechanic. Sorry, I wish I could be more help.

(another bummer, I was going to refer you to CAR TALK - but that call-in radio show is going off the air. :(

Let us know if you have any more info to share about the car.


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It is an older car now, so could possibly be one or a few things. You would be best getting a mechanic to have a look at it.

It could be something simple like it needs a fresh battery, or a new set of plugs and leads.

There are so many things it could be though.
You are best to get it checked out properly.

It will be a lovely car to own once it is sorted :-)

Posted on Jul 05, 2017


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