engine will turn and start, but will then immediately die out. usually happens right after putting gas in it.

Asked by Apr 23, 2014 at 12:56 AM about the 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the engine will turn/crank & start, but will then immediately die out.  it doesn't do it all the time though.  sometimes it will start & idle normally.  it will usually happen just after I gas it, or when I leave the first place I stopped at, right after I have just gassed it.  most of the time it will start normally after like 15-20 tries at starting it.  or if I just wait for like 5-10 minutes to try starting it again.  although, after trying both methods for 2 hours yesterday, I gave up, and had to have it towed home.  the next morning I went to try starting it, and it starting normally on the very first try.

1 Answer

23,015

The most likely cause is the fuel pump. The windings in the pump are getting old and the jarring from the tow probably encouraged it to spin again. Sitting still and cooling off may cause it to work again. Sometimes you can smack the fuel tank with a soft hammer and jar the pump enough to make it work too. The fuel pump module isn't that bad to change out on your car except that the tank is full of fuel.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercury Grand Marquis Questions

Mercury Grand Marquis Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 5,150
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 2,040
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Crown Victoria
10 Great Deals out of 1,219 listings starting at $1,700
Used Lincoln Town Car
30 Great Deals out of 2,076 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
795 Great Deals out of 34,381 listings starting at $799
Used Mercury Marauder
35 listings starting at $7,998
Used Chrysler 300
404 Great Deals out of 22,148 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,448 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
255 Great Deals out of 20,464 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,693 Great Deals out of 211,512 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,598 listings starting at $899
Used Cadillac DeVille
6 Great Deals out of 1,954 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,353 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis GS For Sale
58 listings starting at $3,995
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS For Sale
52 listings starting at $2,400