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It always goes back to the basic 3. It doesn't really matter if the vehicle is new or old, has a carburator or computer controlled injection. To start, your engine must have fuel, compression and a properly timed ignition sourc. Find out which one isn't there and you'll know what's wrong. Try a little starting fluid sprayed directly into the carburator or throttle body. CAUTION! After spraying the starter fluid into the carb/throttle body, stand back before letting your assistant attempt to start the engine. We had the same problem. It turned out to be a broken timing chain. After we changed the chain it started right up.

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Q: What would cause a Mercury Cougar to have problems starting when the starter alternator and battery are new it trys turning over but still wont start would the coil pack have anything to do with it?
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