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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mercury
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Yesterday after turning the car off tried to start it and no

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yesterday after turning the car off tried to start it and no go, like the key wasn't making contact, battery is good and charged, the old switch you could pull it out with the car running, now wont start
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: yes can turn the steering wheel with the key in the on position and the key is for sure worn, how ever had a new key made and the same thing is still happening
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercury?
Customer: 1994 mercury grand marquis ls
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Marquis yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, just starting, have new cylinder and ign switch
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: how much it is going to cost to talk
JA: It's only $5.
Customer: ok
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are several things that will cause a no crank condition and it will take some testing to determine what is going on. You could have a bad stater, ignition switch, transmission range sensor, there may be a wiring issue, it may simply be a blown fuse or dead battery.

Is there any noise from the engine compartment when trying to start the engine?