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Lincoln Town Car: 97 town car wont start but cranks

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97 town car wont start but cranks
Hello and Welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try my best to assist you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. I have been working on these vehicles for over 10 years so I am very familiar with this system and how they work. However, keep in mind, that I need some solid concrete facts/evidence/clues from you in order to give you a good answer about your vehicle. Please realize that all my answers are based solely on the info that you provide me with.

Does the check engine light come on with the key on? Does it go off when cranking the engine over?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no the check engine lite does not come on at all!
Not even with the key on? Does the TPS have 5 volts with the key on?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
check engine light Not even with the key on and it does have 5 volts at the TPS
what color wire has 5 volts?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
top wire think it bk and yellow
There is no black/yellow wire going to the TPS
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
ok going to car please stand by
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
dk br with white stripe

Does the engine have spark when cranking it over?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no it does not
Does the ignition coil have power with the key on and cranking?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
to car please stand by
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes it has 11.9 on and 10.7 cranking
Ok.. does the engine have fuel pressure and injector pulse when cranking it over?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
has fuel pressure don't know if it has pulse, can I use an injector noad to check pulse
YES! You got it!

IF there is not pulse, then I would suspect a bad engine speed sensor. If there is pulse, then I would suspect a bad ignition component..

Let me know!
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
location of the speed sensor and what ignition part to start at
The VSS is located on the transmission near the tail shaft or output shaft.

Because there is no cap and rotor just two ignition coils on this vehicle, the ignition coils and PCM would be the only other part of the ignition system besides the crankshaft position sensor.
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