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97 Mountaineer wont start


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August 30, 2012
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97 Mercury Mountaineer
So after driving my 97 Mountaineer to a friends house and running inside and back out it proceeded to not start. It would crank and crank but not start, occasionally it would sputter for a few seconds and then die again. I decided to listen for the fuel pump and see if I could hear it, I could not. I checked the inertia switch and the fuel pump relay and they were both fine. I then decided to replace the fuel pump and I did so and then tried to start it and got nothing. I checked all the fuses and found nothing. Any thoughts? I'm thoroughly lost at this point

It's the 5.0 engine, also the other night the car alarm went off for two minutes then turned itself off. No idea why that happened