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1995 Mercury Mystique Engine turns over but won't run Any ideas on what to check?


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Answered 2011-09-12 14:03:58

Remove the hose or housing at the throttle body. Depress the butterfly valve to open it. Spray s short blast of carburetor or throttlebody cleaner then try starting the car. If it fires you are not getting fuel and 99% chance you need to replace the fuel pump. You may also be able to hear the fuel pump turn on when you turn the key one position to the on - not two positions to the start position. if you don't hear any noise it may also mean a bad fuel pump.

Does the engine turn over faster than normal? If it does, you threw your timing belt, not a big problem really since they designed the over head cam engines to fall into safe mode which collapses all of the valves to avoid damage.

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