1989 Mercury Tracer Not Running.

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1989 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

Hi, my Mercury Tracer was running fine, and then it sat for about 6 months. We bought a new battery a couple weeks back and I cant get it running for the life of me. It will just keep turning over, but wont fire. It has good spark, so I was thinking Fuel Injection problems. How can I check for fuel pump problems ect?

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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 8:25 PM

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Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge designed for your fuel system-if it's within specs.

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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 9:06 PM
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Where is the valve to check the pressure located?

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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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Look at the fuel rail-it looks like a tire valve.

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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 11:15 PM
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So if my pumps working it should have constant air pressure when key is on?

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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 11:17 PM
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You are not looking for air pressure it is fuel pressure that were talking about

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 4:18 AM
Tiny
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Thats what I meant haha, should fuel come out?

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 11:33 AM
Tiny
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Fuel suppose to come out, if it comes out read the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge and get back with me

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 12:16 PM
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Nothin. A small amount of air but other than that, nothin.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 1:01 PM
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The fuel pump is a goner-BTW do you hear the fuel pump come On-when you turn the key on?

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 1:10 PM
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It clicks but I think its the relay. I turned it on and got under the car and put my ear to the tank and nothin.

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 1:40 PM
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I have an 88 tracer and have learned the pump will not come on simply by turning ignition to on. The pump only works when the ignition is in the start position or if the vehicle is running.

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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 AT 2:51 PM

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