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Well my 2006 Ford Fusion SEL is having troubles starting. I

Customer Question

JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: Well my 2006 Ford Fusion SEL is having troubles starting. I have replaced the fuel pump, and spark plugs, this past winter, and now it's having the same issues again - turn the car on, go to start it, it turns over but doesn't start for 6-7 seconds and sometimes not at all, until the second try.
JA: Have you ever replaced the fuel pump, or is this the original?
Customer: As stated above, fuel pump and spark plugs have been replaced
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I don't really care how it gets fixed as long as there's a solution.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have replaced the fuel pump and the spark plugs, had a mechanic look it over thoroughly, and came up with nothing wrong.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 11 months 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.

We still need to test the fuel pressure again with a gauge to see if the pump is defective. I'm sure your plugs are fine, but we do need to check for spark at he plugs too with a spark tester. ALL these tests need to be performed at the time of the problem or they will all show good if it's running fine st the time.

Thanks, Ron