I got fuel and spark, but wont start

Asked by Aug 16, 2015 at 09:00 AM about the 1986 Mercury Cougar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2.3 xr7 turbo

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Run a compression test. If all cylinders test low or zero it's jumped timing. HTH. -Jim

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If compression test turns out ok it also could be fouled plugs not firing and check for clogged catalytic converter.

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