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Car been sitting for 8 months ran good when parked. Tried to start battery dead I charged battery car turns good but won't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?

2003 Lincoln town car

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Town Car yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes fixing my own I didn't think it could be much because it was running good when I parked it what I have done put a new battery on it but still turns over good but still will not fire up

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I didn't think it could be much because it was running good when I parked it what I have done put a new battery on it but still turns over good but still will not fire up

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Lincoln
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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 10 months ago
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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 10 months ago

The engine is likely missing fuel or spark. It may also be bad gas or fouled spark plugs.

You can spray some starting fluid into the intake when cranking to see if it fires up for a brief moment. If so, that tells you the engine is lacking fuel.

If it does not run on starting fluid, it is possible that the engine does not have spark. This could be an ignition system failure or a power supply issue. Check all fuses and the computer system to ensure good connection and power to vital components such as the computer and ignition components.

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