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IDLE CONTROL VALVE

1999 Mercury Tracer • 4 cylinder Automatic • 109,469 miles

I have a 1999 mercury tracer that died when I was going up a hill and now it won't start. Before it died some of the problems I had were when going up hill it would chug and I could have the pedal all the way to the floor. While driving sometimes it chug like it was going to die but never did. Now when I tried to start it it cranks like it wants to start but it doesn't. I don't know that this matters but the day it died on me the gas gauge is stuck at a half of tank. Is it the idle control valve think that is what it is called?
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Twoshortm
November 18, 2010.




First if your fuel gauge is stuck put a coplegallons of fuel in teh tank and see if it starts. If it doesn't then check your fuel pressure. It really sounds as if you ran out of gas.
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Hmac300
Nov 18, 2010.
Hold gas peddle 1/2 way down as cranking if that get the engine started suspect IAC
check for spark, check for fuel and fuel pressure
, check timing

BMRFIXIT
Nov 18, 2010.
I'm having the same problem with my car. Did you ever find out what it was?

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Kristimcshane
Jul 23, 2012.

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