WHY WON'T MY 1990 FORD TAURUS SPARK?

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  • hmac300
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If yo are getting spark fromt eh coil to the dist then you either have a rotor cap or dist cap that h as gone bad or a coilwire or all threee. I am not an instructoron how to fix a car an d if you can't get it to runi'd suggest you take it to a pro who can. From the the info i've given you you should have been able to figuresout what is wrong with the car doing a step by step follow through. Scanning for codes an dcheckecing fuel pressure shold be the very first things you do on fuel injected engines. You could have a crank sensor or dist problem with your vehicle. I canoffer no further comments

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 1:22 PM
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[quote]Also when I checked the psi it seemed to be around 35 (didn't have a pressure gauge after I had bled some air and fuel quite a few times, I got a good amount of fuel pressure each time I primed it.[/Quote]

That sounds like nothing but a wild guess and no idea if the pump picks up during cranking.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 2:25 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to help. I really appreciate it and will keep all this in mind when I return to the car.

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 AT 5:21 PM

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