1996 Ford Taurus Engine cranks but no start

Tiny
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1996 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Hello my car is turning over but will not start; it seems to have no spark. After checking all the fuses, coil, plugs, wires, and battery I bought a test light and found out that fuses 1 2 3 4 7 8 have no power. The fuses have been switched around with working fuses and still get no power. I know that fuse 7 is for the MLPS switch and starter relay which would explain why there is a no start. So what would cause there fuses to not receive any power. My test light checks 6v 12v 24v if that is a factor, I don’t know.

Please help and thanks! For your time
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Saturday, January 9th, 2010 AT 4:11 PM

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Tiny
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Turn key on
check if have check engine light on (you should )
if not 1st check power from the battery to the relays and power fuse box
check constant control relay module for good ground
also check for power at DK GRN/ORG wires for power
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Sunday, January 10th, 2010 AT 7:40 AM
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Thanks for the help, I checked the ccrm and didnt notice any problems but im not sure what wires do what. So if I could get a link to a wiring diagram that would be appreciated. Also when I turn the ignition key the service engine light comes on then flashes once. This might or might not be a sympoton.

I have an ODB II tool but the battery has been disconnected, so I was wondering if there is a way to bring back the engine codes without turning the car on. Prior to this problem I was getting 2 codes 420 and 430.
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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The codes you had should not stop engine from running
they are for the catalytic converter as it is below standard

as for the OBDII that you have can you access data through it or just for codes
if can get data
as cranking check if have RPM
as you may have a defective crank sensor and the PCM not reading engine rpm
where you able to check for power at the listed above colored wires
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 5:46 PM
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My ODBII is only for reading codes
And I was able to check the 2 orange and green wires for power and they both have power. And the ground wires seem to be good also. Should I replace the cranks sensor or is there more testing I should do? Thanks again
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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 2:20 PM

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