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88 mercury tracer wont start


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01-12-02, 08:14 AM   #1  
88 mercury tracer wont start

Last night I was driving to the convience store and the car suddenly cut out.
I tried to restart it and the started just spins, it doesnt make the clicking noise I'm used to hearing in a similar situation though.
The oil light has been coming on and off ever since I installed a new stereo last saturday but when I checked on tuesday it still had plenty of oil.

But last night after I couldnt get it started again I checked it again and it was bone dry. I dont know if this had anything to do with it shutting off or not but the car seemed to be running just fine right up until it kicked off. I put 3 quarts in it today and it is back the the half way inbetween spot but it still wont start of course.
I have pretty limited knowledge of cars, so all I knew to do was check all the fuses inside and out. They are all still good.
The battery seems to be good since everything still works electrically speaking.

Any ideas?

 
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01-13-02, 04:59 AM   #2  
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Check my post "The Basics".

Tell us what you find regarding spark and fuel.

 
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