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My 1993 mercury capri wont start. it makes the starting noise, but i wont fire. what could be wrong????

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A part called an Inertia sensor may have shut off power to your fuelpump. Check your owners manual for the location of this switch. It may be on the side of the trunk beneath the carpet or under a kickpanel by your feet. The part has a button which needs to be pushed to reset it. Hold the button for 2-3 seconds and you should be good.

The Inertia switch is a Fire safety switch for collisions and sometimes trips with a door slamming. If unsuccessful with starting listen for the fuelpump when you turn the Ignition key. If still no noise, then check your fuses or contact Autozone or Oreillys about a fuelpump relay or fuse.

Other component problems usually register in your onboard computer. You should see the "check engine" light on the dash. This would point to a problem other than the Inertia switch which does not give a warning.

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