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My 99 lincoln continental will turn over but is not getting any gas to the engine i found the fuel pump reset button but it seems to be already depressed and i cant push it to make it work

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How about the security light on dashboard? It flashes every 2 sec. When u turn the key on it should stay on constanly for 3 sec then go off. If it flashes rapidly, like mine did, then it isnt reading the key. I took some electronic contact cleaner and sprayed it in the ignition whele slidin the key in an out. And it works now. I have to tilt the steerin wheel all the way down also. Not sure why. It took me a while to fig out what was going on with it. I even chngd the pump. It cuts the pwr off to the pump. but there is pwr at safety switch. If it stops wrkn again i will run a wire from it to pump. Better than new sec key and computer. Also when you start it for first time ea day. Turn key on till u hear pump run and stop. Then turn off and on again so it will build up more fuel pressure. Hope this helps. Take neg bat cable off b4 spraying the ignition

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

  • letsgo12358 Jan 30, 2011

    Thank-you I disconnected the neg cable and sprayed starter fluid on the key and ignition switch and waited and hour and sprayed air in the switch and it worked my car runs now...

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