1996 FORD PROBE FORD PROBE WON'T START SOMETIMES

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  • gh49417
  • 1996 Ford Probe

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford Probe 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 124000 miles

This problem occurs about 80% of the time I try to start my car. Usually, when I let my car sit for awhile I got oustide to try to start it and it cranks over but doesnt start. Ive tried jumping it and changing the spark plugs and I still get the problem. Sometimes it will start if I wait a couple minutes after trying to start it the first time. If I drive it for awhile after that then park it and go into a store or something I can come out and it will start right up. Ive noticed that this mostly happens when it gets cold outside, but today it was fairly warm so Im not sure if that has anything to do with it.

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 11:44 PM

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When this happens you will need to verify if you have fuel and spark this way we will know which way to go. I will send you some video as to how to do it

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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:01 AM
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You can check your fuel pressure here

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:01 AM
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_an_ignition_system.htm

here you can learn how to check spark

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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:03 AM

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