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1990 lincoln won't start. no dash lights. all digital gauges not working.
1999 Lincoln Town Car

1990 Lincoln won't start. no dash lights. all digital gauges not working.

(1999 Lincoln Town Car)
I tried starting my car after starting it with the remote starter and it won't start. I removed the remote starter. Still won't start. I sprayed starting fluid in the throttle body and it runs for a fraction of a second. The code reader doesn't pick up anything. Could the fuel pump cause this?
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on March 22, 2014
Check the enertia or fuel pump cutoff switch in the trunk first!!!
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on March 22, 2014
I did that already. Think that switch could be bad?
on March 22, 2014
With key on, test for battery power at that switch, if power is present, replace the pump! Switch 'very rarely' fails! If no power there, then start testing other possibilities.
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on March 22, 2014
Check the enertia or fuel pump cutoff switch in the trunk first!!!
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on March 22, 2014
I did that already. Think that switch could be bad?
on March 22, 2014
With key on, test for battery power at that switch, if power is present, replace the pump! Switch 'very rarely' fails! If no power there, then start testing other possibilities.
on March 22, 2014
Fuses........dash---inertia switch .fuel...?
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on March 22, 2014
If battery voltage is present at the enertia switch, can forget all the rest of the electrical system foward of the switch! And it's in the trunk!!
on March 22, 2014
metal paperclip will fix that f------- inertia switch...........still would need t deal with the dash problem.........
on March 22, 2014
Got to have voltage there first!! Switch is most likely ok. Dont know what we working on anyway, check profile!
Hell with it!
of GT Service Center on March 22, 2014
Yep; Or fuel filter combination, fuel injector pulse, it's a fuel supply or fuel delivery issue.
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on March 22, 2014
And you think that's causing the digital dash gauges to not work? Seems more electrical to me. I'm gonna try to run a hot wire to the fuel pump.
of GT Service Center on March 22, 2014
Haven't gotten to the gauges yet, find the obvious first and you think it's just one problem?

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