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99 mercury sable, won't start

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Jun 11, 2018, 1:01 AM

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I have a 99 sable with the 3.0ohv v6 in it. Few weeks ago it ran fine. Went to start it after work one night and it fired right up then died probably 30 seconds afterwards. Tried starting it again and it started and pretty much sputtered and died right away and hasn't started since. I thought for sure this was a fuel issue so we checked the pressure and it was getting fuel just not much pressure so I went ahead and changed the fuel pump. Still nothing. It's got a new coil pack, plugs and wires and gets plenty of spark. It really tries to start but just won't. I'm at a loss. If anyone could help me out that would be fantastic

Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 11, 2018, 3:12 AM

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OK: Diagnose thing the parts tossing is expensive and can confuse the real problem. An all crank, no start issue like this is treated the same ways and the link below needs to be followed to the letter.
First though, you believe it has spark try priming in with starting fluid or carb cleaner works too down throttle body if it will fire up if only for a few seconds at least suggests ignition (spark) is not the primary problem can focus on why no fuel. Check fuel pressure it still may have none or low pressure on to the list below is also a locked thread here. Of all crazy things also are you sure it has a few gallons of fuel at all before pump and now?

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Report what you find is trouble with an item on that list,


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Jun 11, 2018, 4:37 AM

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You state you had no fuel pressure so you changed the pump and that didn't help. Did you check the fuel pressure after the pump installation?


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