1997 Mercury Mountaineer help me

Tiny
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  • 1997 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 46,000 MILES
My car stalled and I could not start it after that, would could be the problem? I havn't had any problems until now, does anyone know what it is?
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 5:09 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

A more detailed description of what happened would help.

Were you driving it, were you stopped at a light/stop sign.

Does it spin over and just not start or it doesn't spin over.

Did the Engine light come on before anything happened?

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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I was at a light and it stalled, tried to turn it over and it turns over but will not start
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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Is engine light on?

Can you hear the Fuel Pump run for about 3 seconds then shut down with key in the on position not start?

Check for Spark at the Plugs - Should be Bright Bluish/White.

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Not sure have trouble hearing what else could I check? No engine light came on it just stalled and it turns over be will not start.
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
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Ok, since there is no engine light it is most likely a fuel problem.

Need to check fuel pump relay.... It is located in the Power Distribution Box under the hood.

Check out link below for testing....

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

If relay is good test fuel pressure.... Check out Video at the link below....

http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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Also check the Fuel Inertia Shut Off Switch it is located behind passenger kick panel.

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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 6:02 PM

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