Car will not start

Tiny
RYANC1
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  • 1998 MERCURY MYSTIQUE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
My car has ran fine until a few months ago it started having troubles starting. My dad and I have replaced the battery, spark plugs, spark wires, and even had the starter rebuilt. It ran fine for about a week after every replacement but went back to not starting every time. Now we've run into a new issue where the only way the car turns on is without an air filter but it only runs when we give it gas and shuts off the second we let off the pedal. We can't seem to find anyone who knows what is wrong with it.
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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 AT 3:56 PM

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Tiny
ROY B
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Good afternoon,

I would start by checking the fuel pressure. It could be low fuel pressure.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Also, do you have any codes stored?

Roy
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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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The check engine light does come on. But I don't know the codes since I haven't really been able to bring it to a mechanic.
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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
ROY B
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You can get a cheap code reader at a parts store to read the codes.

Let me know what codes come up.

Roy
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Sunday, March 17th, 2019 AT 6:36 PM

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