1989 MERCURY TRACER NOT RUNNING.

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  • 1989 Mercury Tracer

Engine Performance problem
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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  • rasmataz
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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
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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
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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
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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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