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My 96 ford contour 4 cyl. suddenly stalled on me while going down the road and now it wont start. i was told it sounds like it might have jumped time. can i get free step by step instructions and maybe a diagram

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It sounds more like the fuel pump to me, if you don't hear the pump when you turn the ignition to the on position, that's the problem, check to make sure the fuse and the fuel pump relay are still good before you change the pump.

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Drove it for quite awhile, went to Mall, in for an hour, come out will not start, engine turns over, just wont fire up, half tank of fuel.

Posted on Jul 05, 2012

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1996 MUSTANG LINCOLN-MERCURY: 1995-96 CONTINENTAL, COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TOWN CAR, TRACER LIGHT TRUCK: 1995-96 AEROSTAR, BRONCO, ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER, WINDSTAR
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