I appreciate the effort and the consideration guys. I am sure that Thomas
is an excellent mechanic, but I honestly had difficulty understanding large
segments of info at a time. I learn much better in bits, I think. I would
read Thomas's posts and went into total brain overload. And the multiple
names for the same part was making it hard to decipher exactly what I was
looking at. Look at AutoZone's website and PartsAmerica's website, and the
NG's. You will find a dozen different names for the same part. YEOWWWW
And my own lack of knowledge multiplied the confusion 100 fold.
On BeeVee's recent advice, I used starter fluid to see if the car would fire
up to make sure the injectors did not get fried. It did start up. Thank
you BeeVee, for your calm and rational thinking when I was on total burnout.
I am spending a little time considering a suggestion that someone on this
group proposed a while back. To take a distributor (with ignition module
included), from junkyard to see if the car would run. If anyone has a good
reason to believe that it is most likely NOT in the distributor area, please
let me know. It will save me 'thinking time'.
But first, I am going to do what Thomas advised. Step back, rest, and think
about this. I truly cannot afford to pay a Ford technician to tow it in and
do a diagnostics on it, though. Thomas, I don't know where you live, but
the hourly rate is much higher here in southern AZ. I know it is cheaper in
NY, where I just came from. I do, however, appreciate your suggestion. I
was blessed in NY to have an excellent, independent mechanic, who did all
the tough stuff for me after my husband died. I wish he were in AZ!!!!
I talked to a mechanic here and was told to put a hose down the filler tank
line and listen to see if I could hear the sound of running water. If I
could, then it was most likely a broken nipple inside the fuel tank on the
pump. I told BeeVee this and he told me that this may only be the sound of
the normal flushing of the sock. So, will I take it to a local non-Ford
mechanic at a lesser hourly rate here and get, well you know what?.........
In any event, my not working on the car today helped me to help a few people
find cancer info for their kids. That is priceless! Thanks for being kind,
and understanding, and concerned. I appreciate the sentiments.
Take Care, Sharon