CAR WONT START

1999 Mercury Tracer

Tiny

damon1234

February, 8, 2011 AT 4:30 PM

Engine makes noise when attempting to start it sounds electrical, battery and alternator are fairly new also car drops gears or engine dies when hitting large bumps in the road and turning corners Rpm gauge is stuck at 8 instead of 0 when stopped and attempting to start

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1 Answer

Tiny

rasmataz

March, 20, 2011 AT 11:42 PM

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

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