Engine Cranks, but will Not Start - No Fuel Pressure on Mercury Topaz

Fuel pump failure can cause the engine to crank but fail to start. Diagnosis will show insufficient, or no fuel pressure, and fuel pump in the fuel tank will need to be replaced.

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Average mileage: 74,500 (74,000–75,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6
5 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994
9 people reported this problem
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1993 Mercury Topaz- 2.3L 4 Cylinder74,000
Car runs 4 days and won't start 5 day and replased fuel pump and insert a switch still does same thi g
ran fine this morning, went to start it this afternoon. cranks but will not start. I don't know enough about cars to know if its the fuel filter or what.
1993 Mercury Topaz- 2.3L 4 Cylinder75,000
Car runs good,1 out 10 won't start wait a couple of hours then starts.
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