1997 thunderbirl lx turned off while driving now won't start

Asked by Dec 01, 2014 at 02:25 PM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving my ar down the road and it died like it ran out of gas. now it won't start, it will
fire up for  second then shut off. i put in new spark plugs a new fuel pump and the pump

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Is it possible that you maybe hit a bump and it affected your emergency gas shutoff?

no i tried the botton there is also an issue with the electrical my blinker randomly goes on unless i press my hazards


Sounds like you have a far more serious electrical problem than can be figured out without doing actual testing on the car. I don't see anyone getting the exact problem solved unless they by some chance had the same problem one time before and then it may not be the same answer.

besides the electrical do you know any reasons why it won't fire even with the new rule pump and filter and relay and new spark plugs? it did sit for a year before this happened than my dad ran it dry a time or two after that and thats when it started


Oh! Does it actually turn over but just not fire? Does it try to start?

It's a catalytic converter there's no Oxygen releasing out of the engine water is also trapped there causing the car to skip like it wants to run out of gas but the catalytic converter is clogged up

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