1998 Mercury Tracer Won't Start

Tiny
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  • 1998 MERCURY TRACER
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Mercury Tracer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

It won't start at all, Can't get a code on it.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 10:23 AM

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Tiny
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Get a starting fluid or ether and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 10:31 AM
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Tried all that still no luck.
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Do you have fuel and spark? Are you missing any of this or you have it but still won't start. When you did above something has to give-

tried all that still no luck. Its time to bring it in to the professionals/dealership
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Sunday, December 7th, 2008 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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Have fuel, no spark
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 7:18 PM
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No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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Getting spark 1 side of pack. One revolution.
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
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Swap coil pack and see what happens-It takes 720deg to complete all the cylinders combustion process.
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 6:04 PM
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Power supply wire is 12 volts and driver 1 comes out 12 volts, driver 2 comes 6 volts. I have put a new pack in because the other was shorted out.
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 7:26 PM
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Test the crankshaft position sensor it tells the computer to fire the coil packs-
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 AT 7:43 PM

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