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I have a 2000 Ford Contour and I have a problem with the Fuel system. I have changed the Fuel Pump and Filter and the car still will not run. When I turn the key to on, I can here the pump running for about four seconds and then it stops.

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That is exactly what it is supposed to do. It shuts off if the engine does not start.
The fuel pump does run while the engine is cranking though.

Spray some starting fluid in the air intake or throttle body fr about 3 seconds. If starts for a few seconds, then you have a fuel problem. If not, then check for spark at the plug wire.
report results.

fuel pressure should be 40 psi.

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I just change water pump in my 2000 Ford Contour V6 and it keep running hot


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