2000 Lincoln LS Engine runs for a short while then dies.

Tiny
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  • 2000 LINCOLN LS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
Recently I have had problems starting my car. I started earlier this winter when the temperature began to drop. My first assumption was that it was the battery or alternator, however, I have had the electrical systems tested, and it does not seem like that is the problem. I have not used the car for about a month now, and when I went back to try and start it, it now starts on the first crank, but the engine dies after just a few seconds. After that happens, it will not start at all. I am thinking maybe a clog in the fuel line or fuel filter, basically something with the fuel. Does anyone have any suggestions or has this happened to anyone else?
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 11:53 AM

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Tiny
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Get a little starting fluid in intake - a good shot will tell if fuel is problem or not. Yeah, it happens a lot - usually when it does this it'll only start a couple times, though (fuel pressure/pump), if it'll "start and die" all day long I'd suspect electrical or ignition problems, and with "security" and computers - it could be both fuel AND ignition in-operative.
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 12:31 PM

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