What's it mean if my 1986 Mercury cougar 3.8 V6 shut off while I was going down the road and now it will crank but won't start

Asked by Sep 17, 2017 at 08:01 AM about the 1986 Mercury Cougar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Could be many things. You need to determine if it has spark, properly timed compression and fuel. If you are missing any one of those it will not run.

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