Will not start

Tiny
STAN AGECOUTAY
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  • 1994 MERCURY TOPAZ
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000,000 MILES
I started my car no problem one morning. Then cam home at lunch turned it off for may be 10 minutes and did not start back up. We put oil in tried to boost it still would not start running. We tried different coils still nothing. We have power two both sides but not able to turn over.
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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 AT 8:54 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Does the engine turn over and not start? This is called a crank no start. Or does it not do anything when you turn the key over? This would be called a no crank no start. These are very different issues so I just need to understand what is happening.

I think you are saying it is a crank no start but you used terms that could mean either so I just want to be sure. Also, when you say you have power to both sides, what are you referring too?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start
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Thursday, November 28th, 2019 AT 6:19 AM
Tiny
STAN AGECOUTAY
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Sorry. Yes, it cranks but does not start.
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Thursday, November 28th, 2019 AT 6:32 AM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Okay. So we need to look at fuel first. Can you spray starter fluid in the intake and have it start? This could just be a fuel pump issue. If it starts with starter fluid in the intake then we need to check the pump.

Here is a guide that talks about this issue:.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

This is a guide on how to test fuel pressure. Let me know what you find.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

If it does not start with starter fluid then we can move onto spark but it sounds like it has spark.
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Saturday, November 30th, 2019 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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It does not have a spark to get the car to stay running. Fuel pump works good the is good gas flow.
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Saturday, November 30th, 2019 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Okay. If there is no spark then we need to start going through the system to see where we don't have voltage. I attached some info but we need to go to the coil and see if you have voltage coming in from the ignition switch and the control module.

If you do not then you could have a crank sensor issue. However, let's start with checking voltage on the 3 wires for the coil.
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Sunday, December 1st, 2019 AT 9:03 PM

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