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The car won't start and the electrical checks out good except for the inertia switch in the trunk.

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If the motor turns over and the car won't fire then it's an ignition or fuel problem. You can first check to see if the motor is getting fuel by taking off the fuel hose and see if fuel is present or pumps out when you crank the engine. If you got fuel then I would check the cap/rotor or other ignition parts.

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Karl, Ford installs inertia switches in most fuel-injected vehicles.
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The last picture below is a picture of The fuel pump inertia switch for a 1997 Ford Escort. it is located inside the trunk immediately below the hole in the trunk side trim on the drivers side. You first should disconnect the electrical connector for the inertia switch. Then start engine and let run till the engine stalls as to relieve the fuel pressure. Make sure to reconnect it after finishing the replacement of the filter.







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The only reset switch is the a fuel pump cutoff (inertia) switch located in the trunk near the driver's side rear wheel well. You'll see it if you peel the carpet back a bit - it's the red button in the black housing. However, that won't keep it from cranking.

Do you have an aftermarket remote car starter or alarm system? If so, start looking at that first - you may have an immoblizer switch in the hood. It's designed to keep you from starting your car when the hood is up. If it fails, it could keep your car from cranking. You may also have a "hidden" immobilizer switch somewhere in your car, typically under the dash.

Check your fuses/relays, including the ones under the hood. Your owners manual will tell you which are which.

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Usually the Ford products have an Inertia switch which cuts off the power to the fuel pump. On some models, this switch is in the trunk right next to the Air-ride control. It has a button which just needs to be reset and then all is good.

If you can't find the switch in the trunk, it should be around the front floor kick panels.

Look on the Web for more info, just use 1995 Lincoln Town Car inertia switch in the search header.

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Often this is the Inertia switch causing this. Look in the trunk next to the Air-ride switch. There is a reset button on the Inertia switch. Just press the rest and try to start the car.

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This problem can be from the Inertia sensor. On Lincolns, the Inertia switch is usually close to the Air-ride cut-off switch in the trunk. Or behind a front floor kick panel.

There is a reset button on the switch. Check photos on the Web if you want to see what you are looking for.

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No noise from fuel pump when you turn over the car .First thing get voltage at fuel pump relay checked, is there 12 volt to the relay.If no, then problem is again the relay.--------- To reconfirm the problem, try other test, that is remove the relay and by pass the relay terminals with a jumper wire .Then with 12 volt external battery give power to fuel pump connector and see, if the fuel pump starts, then its clear that fuel pump relay is faulty.----------- Also other problem can be fuel pump inertia switch.If the inertia switch is faulty then also fuel pump will not start.-------- The fuel pump relay on a 1995 Ford Explorer is in the power distribution
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The fuel pump inertia switch is in the right front passenger area
it is below the dash but above the carpet in the right hand corner.--------
Its a push button type inertia switch.
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When ignition switch is turned to START position, PCM operates fuel pump relay to provide fuel for starting engine. PCM senses engine speed and shuts off fuel pump by opening ground circuit to fuel pump relay when engine stops or engine speed drops to less than 120 RPM. When ignition switch is in ON position, EEC power relay is energized (contacts closed). Power is provided to fuel pump relay and timer in PCM. Fuel pump receives power through fuel pump relay contacts.
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All models use an electrical interrupt switch in fuel system. During a collision or vehicle rollover, electrical contacts within inertia switch open, shutting off fuel supply to electric fuel pump. Fuel supply is interrupted even when engine is running.
A reset button is located on switch assembly. If electrical circuit trips, vehicle will not restart until switch is reset. Fuel system should be inspected before resetting switch.
IFS switch is located under instrument panel, near right side of transmission hump.
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You may have tripped the inertia switch. It's a small black box in the trunk with a red push-button; it is designed to pop if the sensor registers a certain g-force and kills power to the fuel pump to prevent gas from being pumped out after an accident. Look for that behind the trunk interior panels.
Very good problem description btw.

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