1997 Ford Taurus car engine turns over but does not fire

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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS

1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 210000 miles

worked on the powersteering today and solved the leak problem and put a new belt on. Car started fine, checked all fluids (what was needed was added), checked tires filled to 32 on the air gauge all around, and some other minor stuff. Backed the car out of the garage and parked on the street. Came back about 20 min later to leave and the car turned over but would not start. What could be my problem? Its not the battery, or fuses.

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 12:33 AM

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Cranks but no start condition:

Fuel and Spark:
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, 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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