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

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

by in North Palm Beach, FL on October 21, 2013
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 21, 2013
Could be a number of different things....but a failed timing belt comes tomy mind.
ANSWER by on October 21, 2013
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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