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Brand: Cougar was dormant; now it won't run

Q: I have some questions regarding the fuel pump on my 1995 Mercury Cougar with the 4.6-liter V-8. The car was garaged for about three months and now won’t run. It will start and run for a few seconds on starter fluid, so it appears to have spark. When the key is turned to the “On” position I do not hear a “whirring” sound from the fuel pump. I checked the fuel pump fuse in the power distribution box and it showed continuity. The manual then said to check the inertia switch terminals for continuity. Do I just unplug the connection and use a continuity tester or an ohmmeter on the inertia switch? Does it just pull apart or is it screwed together?

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