Crank no start 96 v8 4.6

I'm at a loss for what to do. A couple weeks ago I ran my car out of gas when I tried to start it when I got it towed home I did not hear the fuel pump so I replace the fuel pump the fuel filter and tried to start it again nothing it'll turn over but it won't catch. So then I replaced everything it seems I'm flying by the seat of my pants here and YouTube has been my only friend. So here's a list of all I've replaced I've put in new spark plugs and wires new coil packs I put in an idle air control valve ,a fuel pressure regulator, and I've cleaned the mass air flow sensor and the throttle body. I'm 56 years old single woman and limited income so I'm doing the best I can here but now it will turn over and if I spray it with starter fluid it'll stay running for a few minutes sounds really good but then chokes backfires and dies. I took the top off the Schrader valve and tested for pressure I'm not getting any is very little it's a little better since I put on the pressure regulator but it's still not shooting out. So either it's not getting fuel or its not getting air I'm at a loss I need some help here please or some suggestions I'm running out of money and patience and I take care of my 83 year-old mom so I really need to get this car going it's all we gotI'm thinking that I might have to flush the fuel rail but I'm not sure how to do that and I don't have a lot of high-tech equipment at my disposal any help would be appreciated
 
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biddle

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@Cynthia63 I sold these cars when they were new. I think it has a fuel inertia switch Located on inner quarter panel back in the trunk. If you had it towed, this would make sense that this was set off. Let me know if this was the issue. Part #14.
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I just checked my '96 V-8 T-bird. The shutoff switch is in the trunk on the left-hand side, just inside the back of the trunk, towards the top. There is an opening in the trunk liner so that you can see it, reach in, and push the button down. (I have had a similar situation with my '03 Crown Vic.) I hope that this helps.
 

biddle

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I just checked my '96 V-8 T-bird. The shutoff switch is in the trunk on the left-hand side, just inside the back of the trunk, towards the top. There is an opening in the trunk liner so that you can see it, reach in, and push the button down. (I have had a similar situation with my '03 Crown Vic.) I hope that this helps.
Can you post a photo?
 
I'm at a loss for what to do. A couple weeks ago I ran my car out of gas when I tried to start it when I got it towed home I did not hear the fuel pump so I replace the fuel pump the fuel filter and tried to start it again nothing it'll turn over but it won't catch. So then I replaced everything it seems I'm flying by the seat of my pants here and YouTube has been my only friend. So here's a list of all I've replaced I've put in new spark plugs and wires new coil packs I put in an idle air control valve ,a fuel pressure regulator, and I've cleaned the mass air flow sensor and the throttle body. I'm 56 years old single woman and limited income so I'm doing the best I can here but now it will turn over and if I spray it with starter fluid it'll stay running for a few minutes sounds really good but then chokes backfires and dies. I took the top off the Schrader valve and tested for pressure I'm not getting any is very little it's a little better since I put on the pressure regulator but it's still not shooting out. So either it's not getting fuel or its not getting air I'm at a loss I need some help here please or some suggestions I'm running out of money and patience and I take care of my 83 year-old mom so I really need to get this car going it's all we gotI'm thinking that I might have to flush the fuel rail but I'm not sure how to do that and I don't have a lot of high-tech equipment at my disposal any help would be appreciated
I'm troubleshooting a similar issue with my 97 Thunderbird, one possibility I ran across is a computer box near the radiator on the passenger side. I forget what it's called, but I do remember it was an expensive part like 200 or 300, which I couldn't afford so it's still broke lol. I'll try to look it up again and post a link here if I can find it.
 
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