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2000 cougar V6 w/ 4 spd automatic trans: turns over strongly, just won't start, plugged in code reader and no DTC's, don't know where the fuel line is to check the fuel pump, no repair manual available, spark plugs haven't been changed in 6+ yrs, should I check the dist coil wire and which one is it?

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  • thoof2001 Sep 15, 2010

    I actually did check the plugs; they need replacing badly but still work, albeit weakly. Turns out there is no fuel pressure, fuel pump needs replacing. Thanks

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How many miles are on this vehicle and how many miles has it been since you replaced the spark plugs? Before we start getting into diagnosis for electrical issue, the first thing that any tech would do is replace the spark plugs or at least pull the plugs and inspect. You have to start with the basic's, and due to no DTC,s are present, you have to start with plug replacement or removal for inspection. Otherwise your never going to know if it is indeed the simple spark plug(s) that are giving the current condition, and your just going to waist time and wonder "what if it is actually the plugs".

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