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Sputtering Car My 2000 Lincoln Continental when i turn back the key i here the fuel pump turn on. but when i turn it on itll stay on for a mintue or two then it starts shaking as if its running out of fuel. if i press on the gas itll stay on but after that the steering wheel locks up and the car shuts off as if its out of gas.

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Hi sounds more like a faulty ignition switch as if you turn it off the pump wouldn,t keep working unless somthings shorting out and if the ignition locking up this is a good place to start yates210456

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