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Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician
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Experience:  16 years experience with Mercury
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2005 Sable LS - 80K miles. Drove around this morning fine.

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2005 Sable LS - 80K miles. Drove around this morning fine. Never an issue with this car. Came out of O'Reilly's, cranked it and it ran really rough for a bit then shut down. Turned over and over but no run. Sprayed starter fluid into it and it ran until the vapor was gone. I'm trying to determine if it's a fuel pump relay or the fuel pump.
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Mercury. The Mercury Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes. I'm broke.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: just what I've described. I have to get it towed back to my house, so I thought I'd see if there was a way to check the relay before towing.
JA: Is there anything else the Mercury Mechanic should be aware of about your Mercury?
Customer: Runs like a scalded dog.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Mercury Mechanic about your situation and connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am Randall. In order to help at this stage? do you have a testlight? or at least a voltmeter? testlight would be better