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1998 Ford Contour cranks but won't start. Lights come on, radio, etc. Absolutely no warning signs before this happened. I came out to the car after it was off for about 5 hours and now it won't start.

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  • shanafj Nov 16, 2009

    its a Contour SVT if that makes any difference.

  • shanafj Nov 16, 2009

    we've already tried spraying Starter Fluid into the air intake hose. still won't start.

  • shanafj Nov 16, 2009

    we'll try and check the timing belt next i guess.

  • shanafj Nov 17, 2009

    Pulled the spark plug off, tried starting again, and watching for a spark... there was no spark. So Its not getting fire.

    Also tried jumping it from another vehicle.

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You mean wont CRANK or CRANKS but WONT RUN???? 4 cyl or V6 auto or manual trans????????? The 8th VIN digit would be most helpful as there are 4 different engines for that car. Its really cheaper to check items before you replace them. The starter should have a smaller BLACK wire that should have power on it when trying to crank the car. You say it wont crank, then check the neutral switch on the trans. Try putting it in neutral to start it. If it has a manual trans, the clutch switch on the pedal may be bad. There is a starter relay in the fuse box under the hood that powers the starter, does it click if you turn the key to start? if it does then the relay is at least trying to work, but doenst mean the contacts inside are good, If it does not click, then the neutral switch may be bad.Check the BLACK/YELLOW wire at the trans switch, if it has power on it, the switch may be bad, ground that (Black/Yellow)wire and see if it cranks. I dont know if there are any other relays in the fuse box that you can swap for the starter relay for test purposes.

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