Mechanics

DIED WHILE DRIVING

1995 Mercury Mystique

Hello. My Mercury is pushing 197,000 miles, and while driving on the highway, it suddenly died. I tried pressing the gas pedal, but nothing happened. Yet after a minute of sitting, I tried running it again and it worked. Do you know what could have happened? Is it time to put the car to pasture or is it worth fixing?
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Sadakonkol
December 7, 2006.



It sounds like maybe the fuel pump is going out. Try running a fuel pressure test on it. You should get a reading anywhere between 35 and 60 psi of pressure. If not, I would recommend replacing the fuel pump.

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Catch_15
Dec 11, 2006.