Fuel Cutoff Switch Location?

Tiny
CMEDWARDS
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  • 1993 MERCURY TRACER
I put my car in park and the fuel cutoff switch came on as well as the brake light. Now the car does not want to start. What could have caused this and what can I do to fix it?
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Saturday, April 18th, 2009 AT 9:10 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like you may have hit a large bump setting off the inertia switch. Here is the location so you can check to see if this is what happened. Push down on the red button on the top of the switch.

Turn ignition switch to OFF. Check for leaking fuel in the engine compartment, fuel lines and fuel tank. If no fuel is apparent, reset the Inertia Fuel Shutoff (IFS) switch by pushing the reset button on top of switch. Turn ignition switch to START for a few seconds, then to OFF. Again, check for leaking fuel.

Location at the rear of the car (below)

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:08 PM
Tiny
DONNALYNN
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  • 1993 MERCURY TRACER
Need to reset the emergency fuel shut off relay, do not know where it is located
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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This is what you're looking for -The inertia fuel cut off switch see below for your model


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_1993_Mercury_Tracer_1.jpg



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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MADMAX1960
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  • 1989 MERCURY TRACER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 176,000 MILES
Engine Performance problem
1989 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 176000 miles

I need to now the location and how to reset the "Inertia Switch" on a 1989 Mercury Tracer. The engine cranks normally, wants to fire, but acts like it is out of fuel.
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Vehicles with 3 and 5 doors in the spare tire well-Station wagon its in the vehicle jack compartment
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:09 PM (Merged)
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SASSY33
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  • 1997 MERCURY TRACER
1997 Mercury Tracer

I was told that there should be a reset button for the igniton, is this true and if it is where is the button located?
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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You mean the reset button for the fuel pump? It is in the trunk, left side.
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Saturday, November 18th, 2017 AT 8:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ADAMUP2N2
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  • 1994 MERCURY TRACER
Computer problem
1994 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

vehicle got into an accident airbags deployed and I am sure the inertia switch was engaged. The fuel cutout light is on on the dash.I replaced the inertia switch and it still won't start. So my question is how do I repair it and get it running?
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Sunday, November 19th, 2017 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Are you getting spark and fuel to the engine not that you replaced the switch?
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Sunday, November 19th, 2017 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)

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