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98 mercury ,24 valve, v6, was running just fine, and quit,

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98 mercury ,24 valve...

98 mercury ,24 valve, v6, was running just fine, and quit, just like that still has power, cranks but will not fire,24 hours later I tried it and it fires ran fine for 4 or 5 minutes then quit again, now doing the same thing, cranks but will not fire, checked all the fuses, all r good

Mechanic's Assistant: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 98 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes,trying to check for spark right now

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Mercury
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Mercury Mechanic: Amedee, Mercury Technician replied 6 months ago
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My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok ,98 mercury cranks but will not fire
Mercury Mechanic: Amedee, Mercury Technician replied 6 months ago

You can spray some starting fluid into the intake to see if the engine will start and run for a breif moment. If so, you know the engine has spark and compression. In addition, you know the engine is timed correctly and we just have a fuel delivery issue. Possibly faulty fuel pump, power supply issue to the pump (inertia switch or fuel pump relay, or even blown fuse)

If the engine does not run on starting fluid, you will need to check engine compression and the primary ignition system (cam and crank position sensors)

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Mercury Mechanic: Amedee, Mercury Technician replied 6 months ago

Keep in mind this is a "starting point". Further testing may need to be done to pinpoint the root cause. My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5-star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know.

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Mercury Mechanic: Amedee, Mercury Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

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