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#39 of 118 Alarm System Disengaging Start
Nov 04, 2007 (1:29 pm)
I have a 2001 Mercury Sable that periodly decides to disengage the engine so that nothing works. No lights,the engine won't start, nothing. It seems as though the alarm system has engaged itself to shut everything down. It will not take a jump, or respond to a battery charger,so its not the battery. The dealership and another mechanic has looked at it, but can't find anything wrong. I've asked to have the alarm system taken out but was told it is an integrated system and it can't be done. I'm getting sick of getting stuck. If you let the car sit overnight it starts! Anyone have any suggestions?
#40 of 118 2003 Taurus starting difficulty
Nov 05, 2007 (2:00 pm)
I have had a problem starting my Taurus when cold. It cranks but does not catch right away. It will start after a couple of attempts. It did it for about a week then it began working properly. That was about a month ago and it has now started becoming difficult to start again. No problem when ebgine is warm. It is the flex-fuel 3.0 V6. Thanks.
#41 of 118 Battery and Starting problem
Nov 25, 2007 (8:30 pm)
After only 114000 miles my '99 Sable transmission was acting up. Took it to Ford and they ran diagnostics which indicated a part inside the tranny needed replacing. Putting a warrentied rebuilt from Ford was only $400 more than fixing the old one so I went that route. Since I got the car back, the car doesn't start periodically. It acts as though the battery is dead. the clock resets to 12:00 as if the battery was disconnected. Cables are tight. The car starts immediately with a jump and then works perfect for a couple of weeks give or take and then it happens again. This has ONLY been happening since I got the car back from Ford 6-8 weeks ago and it has happened 3-4 times. Could Ford have done something to have caused this when they replaced the tranmission? If not, what could be the issue?
#42 of 118 03 ford taurus stalling at red lights stop signs
Dec 04, 2007 (5:00 pm)
ok here is my question. just replaced spark plugs ,wires, fuel filter, air filter. and cam drive. It was having problems like this, rpm would excelerate and then decrease then car would die. started up fine except for a few times. Now it is stalling out at stop signs red lights or when I am stopped somewhere. RPMs only decrease and ignition light will come on then go off. I just spent over $800.00 and Iam afraid of getting screwed with stuff that is not wrong. if you can help please leave a message as soon as possible. Thank you
#44 of 118 Dead starter or electrical problems?
Dec 16, 2007 (12:00 pm)
This is a 03 Ford Taurus SES Vulcan, 75K miles
1. Car wont start. Turn on the key and only hear 1 click, NO cranking. Knocked the starter with a rod, cannot knock start either.
2. The doom light along with these 2 lights beneath door rearview mirrors wont turn off. Usually they will be off once the car is locked. Now, they just keep on.
Facts and thoughts:
I am not sure if this is a dead starter or some other electrical problems.
First, the wife cannot start and successfully jumped it up, which sounded to me like a dead battery. But, the battery turns out to be as good as new. Then it comes to the starter.
But can this kind of thing really happen, a dying starter tries to start once or twice before final death?
If so, what about the lights that just do not turn off?
Any info is much appreciated
#45 of 118 97 tarus takes long time to start
Dec 26, 2007 (2:32 pm)
I have a 97 Tarus GL with a 3.0 double overhead cam engine that has a starting problem. I can turn the ingition switch to start and the starter will engage and the car will not start untill a period of time has passed. This time period is temprature sensitive to ambiant air temprature. Above 70 degrees it only take a few seconds for the engine to start but at 35 degrees it takes several minutes, and the time varies with the temprature. Or I can turn the ignition switch to run and wait the same time and the check engine light will blink one time and the radiator fans will shut off. At that time I can turn the switch to start and the engine will start immedately. I have checked the fuel pump and it is good. The ignition will not fire or the injectors will not fire untill this time has expired. I changed the temprature sensor and the ECM, checked the crank position sensor, the cam shaft position sensor, and the transmission shift sensor.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what the problem is.
#46 of 118 1987 ford taurus stalling issue
Jan 16, 2008 (2:16 am)
Hi and thank you in advance for any help you can give me. My daughters 87 automatic Taurus stalls when she has to take her foot off the gas when she has to put it in park or in gear. Today however the car wouldnt start at all and we noticed a odd noise coming from a place behind the air filter(there looked to be a hose there and it seemed fine) We tried spraying starter fluid and it still couldnt turn over. The fuel filter was just replaced in November and she has put few miles on it sinse.The car does try to turn over and makes the appropiate noise to but thats as far as it gets. Any suggestions are very welcome and once again thank you!!
#48 of 118 2003 Ford Taurus stalling when maintaining speed.
Jan 19, 2008 (10:42 am)
I have seen lots of questions about a car stalling when slowing down or speeding up, but my taurus is stalling out when maintaining speed. It sort of stutters, trying to stall. Sometimes it succeeds, sometimes it keeps going. We changed the fuel filter and cleaned the injections. Does anyone know what the problem might be?