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Engine turns over but won't start. plugs and wires changed

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    Randy Simmons Mar 28, 2011

    Did the car just doing this, or has this been an ongoing problem ? Did the no start problem occur b4 or after you changed the plug's and wire's ?


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A diagnostic check of the vehicle will pinpoint your no starting problem,but if that isn't an option for you and you want to do the work yourself, follow these step's:
Check for spark WHILE TRYING TO CRANK THE ENGINE. If no spark is present,check to see if there is power coming from the switch during cranking. If you have spark,check to see if you are getting fuel. If you aren't getting fuel,check your fuel filter(it coud be clogged) and check ALL fuse's. If you aren't getting spark AND fuel,then check the crank sensor as it is the controller for spark and fuel delivery.

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I am having the exact same problem with my 2000 cougar drove fine 2 work then went to start on lunch and it has not started since i have changed the coil pack, camshaft sensor and the camshaft innunition magnet, crank shaft sensor, fuel filter checked fuel rail and injectors and pulled plug and checked for spart got perfect heartbeat spark. and am still having the exact same problem. it will turn over and seems 2 try to fire but will not start at all ...

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