1989 MERCURY TOPAZ ENGINE TURNS OVER BUT WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
  • Roy Elfers
  • 1989 MERCURY TOPAZ

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1989 Mercury Topaz 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 126000 miles

We were going down the road and the car died and would not start. It sat overnight and started the next morning when it was cool out. That night after the outside temp warmed up it would not start. This morning again when it was cool it started. I replaced the fuel filter and coil. Now that it has warmed up outside it will not start. Thanks Roy

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 1:50 PM

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So after the car warms up it will stall and will not start until its cold
I would suspect the spark module after its stall check for spark no spark replace the module

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 6:58 PM
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It started when it the outside temp was cool first thing in the morning not the car temp. Then it sat all day and when I tried to start it later in the day when the outside temp had warmed up it will not start

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 8:48 PM
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I would still check for spark and check for fuel and fuel pressure
you need to know how check

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/ignition-system-output-test-video

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/testing-a-fuel-pump-and-pressure-regulator-video

let me know what is missing
I would suspect fuel pump

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Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 10:20 PM

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