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Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician
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Got the car from a friend was parked for a while was working

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got the car from a friend was parked for a while was working fine til alternater whent bad also the idle control wires had no insulation i think it shorted the moto
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 9 months ago.

Hello, how can I help with your Topaz?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
i've been trying to get it started but it won't start
I've replaced the alternaror, idle motor, throttle control sensor, bypassed the fuel reset switch. the car cranks but the engine doesn't turn over
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 9 months ago.

Alright thanks, ***** ***** do a quick test for me, spray some carburetor cleaner or starting fluid down the air intake. If it starts we will know its a fuel issue if not we'll need to check the ignition system. Let me know what you find and we can work further.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I've done the spray fluid test and it won't start
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 9 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** key on and while starting check the voltage on the red and light green wire at the ignition coil and let me know what you find.