Car starter turns, but no start

Tiny
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My lincoln town car `1998 computer system or whatever will not let myicar start half the time. Sometimes it takes a day or a week for it to change its mind and let it start normally. What to heck can I do? Had it in the garge for repair, but it will not fail for them. I drive it down the road and it will not start and tow it back and it starts. What?
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:33 PM

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Tiny
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Not sure how well we can help but willing to try!


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Does it crank or not crank when the no start happens?
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:35 PM
Tiny
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Car will not start half or more of the time. See other message just prior. Les. Easton
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:35 PM
Tiny
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It cranks and once ;in a while it weill start.
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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Other message? Too many posts to go lookin. Sorry.
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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It cranks normal, b;ut no fire, and then it will start normally, acts like anti-theft device, but no. What next. >>?
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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The starting system is good. Need to find out what is not there. Lack of spark, fuel or compression. Or combination of.

What are your abilities to test? Can you check for a no spark situation yourself?
This is where I would start. Very doubtful on the lack of compression. Fuel and spark are the next most reasonable sources. Spark being most likely.
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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My 97 towncar did same thing. Fuel pump went out. $150.00 just for part. Good Luck.
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Saturday, February 17th, 2007 AT 7:21 AM
Tiny
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Make sure that you are using a key with the program chip that is working. A duplicate key without the chip or a key with a damaged chip will let you turn the stater but will not allow the engine to run.
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Friday, April 13th, 2007 AT 1:34 PM

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