1999 Ford Contour Ford Contour 1999 Engine died

Tiny
JOHNSVFS
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1999 Ford Contour 6 cyl 130000 miles

Yesterday while driving along the highway my engine died. No warning no sounds just died. I had it towed home and changed the fuel filter. Still will not start. The pump seems fine. As I turn on the ignition I can hear it run to build pressure. I also checked by disengaging filter, it had built pressure. Any good ideas would be appreciated. Thanks for the service, pretty amazing
Regards John
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 9:15 AM

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Tiny
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First step is to scan for codes, writem down and post here. Code readers are cheap enough nowadays, should be one in every tool box!
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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I am new to the forum. What do you mean by scan for codes. Is this reply to MY question, or have I read the wrong post?
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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This answer is for you....there is a connector under the dash on drivers side that a code reader plugs into. Is your check engine light on? Scan anyway, info about what cut the engine may be stored in the freeze frame data...Here is what the connector looks like...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_96Newrer_1.jpg

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 11:27 AM
Tiny
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I bought a scanner and tested for codes. It read.

NO CODES

When I tried to start it this morning it felt as if it almost turned over or tried to.

Thanks again for your help

Regards John
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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Start with the basics, and work your way up, Last tune up was? Wires plugs ALL filters? If all that is ok, check for a stuck EGR, then test fuel pump pressure, If it won't restart, determine what's missing, the engine needs three things to run, Spark at all plugs, gas to all cylinders, and compression in all cylinders, tho an engine may run lacking one in one cylinder, it won't run very well!
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
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I put in new plugs, the old ones were black and seemed to have deteriorated. I checked the pressure valve and there seem to be at least some pressure as I see gas coming out when I depress the valve. I do not have a meter to test if its the proper amount of pressure. I tried to pour a bit of gas straight into the intake but it still does not start.
Regards John
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 AT 5:07 PM

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