TURNS OVER BUT WILL NOT START

  • Tiny
  • stonecold8
  • 1995 Ford Taurus
  • 200,000 miles

My 95 Taurus sat for about 9 weeks. Charged the battery and cranked it. It ran for about 45 minutes then shut down. Tried about 3 times to crank it and decided to give it a rest. About 1 hour later cranked it and it ran for about 20 minutes and died. Tried about 7 or 8 times to crank it, no joy. I then replaced the fuel filter and put in injector and whole system cleaner, added about 5 gallons of fresh gas. Again no joy. I then checked the fuel pressure by accessing the Schrader valve. Depressed it and it went between 6 and 8 inches in the air. Tried again and it still would not crank. I replaced the distributor cap and rotor button. Still no joy. The fuel pump runs for its normal amount of time. I have exhausted my knowledge on this subject. I need help but cannot afford a local mechanic. Can my car be helped? I do not want to scrap it, I cannot afford to buy another.

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 AT 8:14 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Check the fuel pressure with a gauge and auto parts scan for codes for free

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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 AT 9:33 AM

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