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Q: just stopped when pulled into parking lot on 1995 Ford Contour

was driving good then turned into parking lot. it turnedoff, sounded like wanted to start then battery died.
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you need fuel pressure, spark and compression to make it run. one of them is lacking at this time.
a shop can give you a diag and determine the failure. my guess is a possible timing belt slipping out of time or bad distributor assembly.

Thanks for the idea but it turned out to be bad fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump, filter and strainer.
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