WON'T START

  • Tiny
  • booze3
  • 1991 Mercury Capri
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 160,000 miles

Car has 160000 miles, timing belt was replaced @ 110000 miles, replaced cap & rotor plugs & wires shotly after I bought it @ 147000 miles, I was driving home on the highway 65mph and the tach jumped from 2700 rpm to 3200 rpm for an instant then ran fine then about 1/2 mile down the road the car shut off. Got the car home, it started for about 30 seconds then would not start. The next day it started for about 2 minutes then stalled. I thought it was the fuel pump, replaced it and the filter mounted on the firewall. I checked to see if I was getting fuel it and it is. Still the car will not start. Could this be electrical or something else common for these cars?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 1:54 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Ignition module or coil? When it wont start can you hear pump and see spark?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 3:30 AM
  • Tiny
  • booze3
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I hear the pump but haven't checked the spark

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 4:47 AM
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  • booze3
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I know that the pump is working but there is no spark.

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 1:06 AM

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