2003 Ford Thunderbird - Engine Cranks but will not start

OK, I did something really stupid!!! I had my 2003 Thunderbird running (to warm up the engine) and while it was running, I was in the engine bay, fuse box, looking for a blown fuse. I pulled a 15 amp fuse, and the engine died. The fuse wasn't blown, so I turned the key off, put the fuse back in it's slot, and then attempted to restart the car. All the lights come on, I turn the key and the engine will crank, but will not fire. When I turn the key off, the panic alarm goes off. I can shut the alarm off with my fob. I've tried disconnecting the battery in the trunk to see if the electronics would reset, but after reconnecting and trying again, it still won't start.

OK ... I can just hear it now ... what did I screw up? Does anyone have any idea on what to do to resolve it, or will it require being towed to the Ford dealer for diagnostics and hopefully some reasonable fix.

Go easy on me .. I realize I was stupid for pulling the fuse with the engine on. I've already used all the four letter words I know at myself .... LOL HELP!!!
 
OK, I did something really stupid!!! I had my 2003 Thunderbird running (to warm up the engine) and while it was running, I was in the engine bay, fuse box, looking for a blown fuse. I pulled a 15 amp fuse, and the engine died. The fuse wasn't blown, so I turned the key off, put the fuse back in it's slot, and then attempted to restart the car. All the lights come on, I turn the key and the engine will crank, but will not fire. When I turn the key off, the panic alarm goes off. I can shut the alarm off with my fob. I've tried disconnecting the battery in the trunk to see if the electronics would reset, but after reconnecting and trying again, it still won't start.

OK ... I can just hear it now ... what did I screw up? Does anyone have any idea on what to do to resolve it, or will it require being towed to the Ford dealer for diagnostics and hopefully some reasonable fix.

Go easy on me .. I realize I was stupid for pulling the fuse with the engine on. I've already used all the four letter words I know at myself .... LOL HELP!!!
What was the fuse you pulled for?
 
Not sure about the Tbird and all the manuals are in the trunk at storage so I can't check, but most vehicles have a Fuel Pump Shutdown switch somewhere. It is intended to shut off fuel pressure in the event of a crash to avoid fires. It may have been triggered when you pulled the fuse. Check the manual for the location. It normally is as simple as pushing the button on it. Where they hide them is the hard part. A common location is the passenger side kick panel under the dash. Let us know what you find.
 
I'm having a new issue, well not so new , but Intermittent over heating where i would pull over wait 5 minutes or so and go on and now I drove it last night and stopped to get something to eat and when I sarted the car it was missing a little! It was not overheating. Then I pulled out on the street and it had almost no power like it was running out of fuel but I had filled up the night before and tank still registered full. It will crank but it won't start! I was reading that the Coolant sensor, when it goes bad, will send a message to the PCM that the car is overheating and will shut the car down. I'm thinking that sensor may be the problem . Anyone have a picture where the sensor is located??
 
I'm having a new issue, well not so new , but Intermittent over heating where i would pull over wait 5 minutes or so and go on and now I drove it last night and stopped to get something to eat and when I sarted the car it was missing a little! It was not overheating. Then I pulled out on the street and it had almost no power like it was running out of fuel but I had filled up the night before and tank still registered full. It will crank but it won't start! I was reading that the Coolant sensor, when it goes bad, will send a message to the PCM that the car is overheating and will shut the car down. I'm thinking that sensor may be the problem . Anyone have a picture where the sensor is located??

Well, turned out to be a 25cent fuse blown for the Fuel pump!! 2 wreckers later!! If you have one that cranks but wont start ,,it's possible it is your fuel pump blowing a fuse!! It is in the fuse box in the trunk , fuse is light blue in color
 
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