I have a 1998 Mercury Mystic, 2.0 DOHC. It will not start, it turns over but not fire up. Replaced crank position sensor, cam position sensor, coil pack, new plugs, stil no fire. What else can I do to get it to fire up?


The basics are: It has to have fuel from the injectors, spark at the spark plugs, air in and out of the cylinders (cam is turning) and compression. Timing of valves and spark timing are also critical but the engine should attempt to start if they are close. Stop replacing parts until you're sure of the basics; get professional help if you can. You may make it more difficult to diagnose ultimately if you continue to replace parts not proven to be faulty.

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