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I have a 1998 Ford contour SVT and I pulled it into the garage last night and it will not start now. Any ideas??

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  • toyotaguymat Nov 16, 2009

    I did that and it didn't start at all.. tried to but no luck. Any other tips??

  • toyotaguymat Nov 16, 2009

    do you know if it is a timing belt or chain?

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The most probable cause is that the electric fuel pump has failed, to confirm this get a can of spray starting fluid and spray some into the air intake hose of the engine, if it starts u need a new fuel pump.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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    yadayada Nov 16, 2009

    next step is to scan the computer for fault codes, also make sure the timing belt hasn't broken or slipped time.

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    yadayada Nov 16, 2009

    it has a belt, sorry for some readson thought it was a Focus, the chain would not be the problem most likely have never seen the chain fail in this engine.

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Before I get into working on the rear light that is not wotking, this car 4 door ford contour LX. Has there been any reports to this problem besides a burn out light bulb?

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That model of SVT may have a problem with the engine wiring harness. Check the wiring and connector for the crankshaft position sensor. If the connection is lost, or more likely the wires shorted together because the insulation is gone off of the wires from the heat, there will be no crankshaft sensing, therefore no ignition or fuel injection.

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