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Ron, I have a 2000 lincoln ls. with a V-8. It will almost…

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Hello Ron, I have a 2000 lincoln ls. with a V-8. It will almost start for a half a second and die out. what do you think the problem might be?

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yeah i go to start it and it acts like it wants to start but won't. It will speed up as i'm turning the key and then die out.

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

Yes

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

I havent really tried anything, was wondering which way to go on this. was thinking maybe an electronic module maybe?

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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 5 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 5 months ago

Just to be clear, the car doesn't actually start to the point that you could let off the key and the engine will run on it's own for a few seconds?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, it doesnt actually start. the starter will turn faster to where i will let off the key then go down to nothing. as if there is no fire.
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 5 months ago

Ok

I think I would start by trying to spray some starting fluid into the throttle body and see if it will fire on that. If it does, then you are looking at a fuel issue of some sort. If not, then it's probably more like a cam or crank sensor issue. This will prevent fuel injector pulse and spark.

So, lets try the starting fluid and see if anything happens first. Then take it from there. If it does fire, then we may need to check the fuel pressure, but we do have to approach this one step at a time.

Give it a try and let me know.

Thanks.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 5 months ago

I was wondering if you need more help or if you tried the test I suggested or not?

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