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Sometimes it will crank and crank no start, battery fine,

Customer Question

sometimes it will crank and crank no start
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: battery fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 1997 town car
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: had a mechanic look it over he said it might be a fuel pump
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: if i wait for a minute or two it starts
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

The pump is a possibility, so check the fuel pressure with a gauge. Also check for spark at the plugs too when cranking it with a spark tester.

Thanks, Ron