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2000 mercury cougar won't start and they say it may be the fuel pump

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There are some other possiblities. The Inertia switch is a bump sensor. When it kicks out your fuel pump has no power. It is located behind the drivers kick panel and you just push and hold the button on it to reset it.

If this does not work there is a fuel pump relay which is suppose to be behind the rear seat in the cargo area(Drivers side) . It is suppose to be behind a plastic cover and it is less likely to cause problems than the Inertia switch.

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