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1997 Mercury Villager Question: car died at 40mph engine quit and wont restart

 

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johnrusso7256, 3.0L V6, North Palm Beach, FL, October 21, 2013, 09:13
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engine died , car bucked like downshift and would not restart but did not choke or starve for fuel it died suddenly no warning .....electrical ???what do you think

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto October 21, 2013, 13:07
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    Could be a number of different things....but a failed timing belt comes tomy mind.

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    csubak30 October 21, 2013, 21:59
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    Try putting a gallon of gas in it anyway. It is possible the fuel sending unit "float" is broken and giving a false reading. It may actually be out of gas. Turn key 3 times for 5 seconds each, but do not start, to try repriming fuel line and then see if it starts.

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