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I have a 1997 lincoln continental v8 4.6l will not start no matter if its cold or hot. first it would start but 15 minutes into driving it it would lunge forward as if switching to a higher gear then the message center will say check traction control gear display err fuel flow data err and rpm data err. also the tachometer will cut off the gas gage will turn off. when i got it home it will only turn over but not start. if i wait for a minute sometimes it will start up but if i put it in any gear it will immediately turn off with the same messages i mentioned before ive had the mass air flow sensor and o2 sensor changed the car has been tuned up and i can hear my fuel pump working when i turn the key to the on position any help would be appreciated

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Just hearing the pump alone is not enough. You may be right and the fuel system could be fine. But you have to know what the line pressure is on fuel injected engines.
When the tune-up was done was the air and fuel filter changed. Sometimes people get a tune-up but the filters were not done or included in the service.
I would guess that it has to do with the fuel system.
Did the engine light come on and if so were any codes stored and/or retrieved?

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