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Ok, ok.... I know I'm probably getting under everyones skin by now, but I have finally come to my wits end!! I decided today that maybe the reason I can't get the Cougar to start was because the brand new coil was bad. So I put the old one back on and tried again.... NOTHING. I went back and replaced all the new parts with the old ones and still nothing!!!! What the heck happened?????? Everything is back to exactly the way it was before (and remember, she WAS running before). Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I swear this car is Satan's spawn!!
 
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I must have missed your previous posts. Is the Car turning over but not cranking? or just not turning over. If it's turning over but not cranking, run a wire from the pos on the battery to the pos on the coil. Then try to crank it. If it cranks, then your not geting juice from the switch to the coil.

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More details make it easier to help :)

What exactly is happening? R U out of gaS?

Is the motor turning over?
Is the motor starting and then not staying alive?
Is it trying to start and not quite making it?

Details, more details!

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I'll give you $50 for it and fix it myself if you get real frustrated!!!
Like the previous post said,
Is it turning over? If so, pull the wire from plug #1 and see if you have a spark. If not, try getting juice to the coil as mentioned above. If you do have a spark, make sure you didn't rotate the distributor when messing around in there. The last time I had my car timed, they forgot to tighten the distributor down, and It moved on me. You can approximate the timing by placing a piece of coat-hanger in cylinder #1, spinning the engine to top-dead center and making sure the rotor is pointing at the correct location on your cap.
Once you have all of that down, just add gas and voila! instant horsepower!

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Charlotte, NC
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I just looked at you old posts, and I hate to state the obvious, but you did check to see that the points were ok, and the condenser is functioning, right?
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Wow, thank you all for the wonderful help. I'll see if any of it works tomorrow. As far as the condenser and points go, those were two of the three things I replaced when I put in the new coil. So, in a last ditch effort to figure out what was going on, I put the old stuff back in today just to make sure they were'nt bad out of the box. That didn't work, so I came here. As far as the cranking goes, she does. This is definately NOT a starter problem. The engine's getting plenty of fuel. The car just flat refuses to fire up!!
 

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I didn't read all the other posts. But I'm sure someone mentioned the possibility of the dist being 180 degrees off.
Obviously, this would only happen if you have at some point had the dist out of the block and got it back in wrong. If already discussed-disregard. Good luck though.

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Since you've had the points and coil both off and back on, I'd go back and double-double check all the wiring. Also, recheck the point gap.

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