Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Mercury Mystique 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 113, 00 miles
I have a 1999 Mercury Mystique and recently it stopped running. It was operating fine and one day I shut it off, left it for around 2 hours and came back to it and it wouldn't start. We jumped the battery but it didn't fix the problem. I called a towing company and the guy immediately told me that my timing belt had gone, which I figured was the case. Then I questioned if he was correct, as he didn't open the hood, ask any questions about it, and only tried to start it once. So I had a family member who is decently knowledgeable take a look. We took the cover off and noticed that the timing belt was fine and in fact was turning when we tried to start the car. My question is what other things might be keeping it from starting? When I turn the key it sounds like it wants to start but wont. The sound it makes is hard to explain but it does sound like it wants to start often. I've boosted that battery and had no luck. The serpentine belt is intact and working but I just cannot seem to find the root of the problem. I was thinking fuel line, fuel filter, or something of that nature? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 AT 5:39 PM