98 Mercury Mystique won't start

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My 98 Mercury Mystique isn't starting up properly; the ignition "cranks" for a bit and thereafter the oil and check engine signals light up. It doesn't seem to be the problem of the battery as I recently had that replaced. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be? Thanks.


posted by  futron

Don't those lights come on with the ignition?

posted by  bigfrye

Reread my post. They STAY lit following the process.

posted by  futron

does the car actually start? and the lights come on or are you cranking then looking down and noticing the lights when the car doesnt start?

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

if the car doesnt start and the key is still in the on position i believe the lights should stay on
the go out after the car starts
have you checked for spark?
does the car start or not?
your post says isnt starting properly
if it does start and the lights stay on other then check engine light id look at alternator

posted by  windman

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