How do I get the car to start?

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Asked by Mar 20, 2011 at 12:25 PM about the 1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car cranks but won't start. I have replaced the fuel pump and battery so far.I can get it to run if I run a wire from the battery directly to the fuel pump and start it. Also it will run if I spray carb cleaner directly in and turn the key. It naturally stops as asoon as the fuel sprayed runs out. When I bought the car two years ago it would not start. The battery was dead and I suspected the car was no longer recognizing the key. I had it reprogrammed and it's runj ever since.
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So you have ground, but IT ONLY WORKS WHEN YOU RUN A HOT WIRE FROM THE BATTERY. I'd be checking the wiring and fuses and the cut off switch in the trunk.

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Thanks Jeff Apparently the fuel pump I bought was defective and it threw the switch in the trunk. I replaced the pump again and it now run fine. Thanks again.

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