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93 mustang lx turns over but won't start, has new fuel filter, fuel pump, battery, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, coil ignition modules, and spark plug wires. im thinking the wires were put in wrong vut not sure. anyone have a diagram to check if their in right?

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I suggest you check for spark by taking a spark plug wire off one of the spark plugs and using one of your old plugs and crank it over and see, it wouldn't be the first time a module died on a Ford. Plus if you have a fuel pressure tester hook it up and check for proper pressure if no gauge just shoot a couple of squirts of engine start or carb spray in the intake if it starts something wrong with your fuel system recheck wiring conections if you don't hear fuel pump, turn on key from 3 to 5 seconds fuel pump should run to prime fuel rail then stop, if not check fuel system.

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If this doesn't do it, see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5821173-doesnt_car_start_gasoline_engines . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me


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