Engine turns over but won't catch

Tami Rickhoff

Asked by May 25, 2014 at 07:01 PM about the 1998 Mercury Tracer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Mercury tracer

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if you mean want crank,first check fuel pump,turn key to on position without turning starter,,listen for a slight humming sound when you turn igntion to on.if you do not here it,its bad,replace it.

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Tami Rickhoff

Please help...this holiday weekend my friend replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, crankshaft sensor. Checked throttle positioning system&Ignition coil(bought&installed new ones, then put old ones back...we're certain that fuel is traveling through fuel line. &we checked "kill switch" (inertia switch; it's"good. ")battery has full charge, fuses seem to be fine(not blown. ) Car still not running...

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Tami Rickhoff

He has yet to try/check camshaft positioning sensor, ignition switch, air by-pass valve. He tried hooking it to a few code readers to no avail....recently he switched to thicker oil(10W30 because of summer. ...)

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Perry Blackburn

Listen ib Check the fuel lines Etc there has to be the Coil Or Connection elect. Or Something else Reply..

Billy Holyfield

its a cracked seal on the solenoid pack

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