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#51 of 118 1996 ford taurus
Mar 01, 2008 (5:35 pm)
i have a 96 taurus 3.0 efi trying to find out what to do i was driving on the highway engine just quit running and would not staart back up when u tried to start it just turned over at a real fast speed towed it to a shop they did a compresion test on it said i had low comp in a few cylenders and that the timimng chain was bad i put a timing chain on it and now it still wont start sounds like it is tryin but just wont star up. any idea what it could be?
#52 of 118 Re: Battery and Starting problem [catatized]
Mar 02, 2008 (1:38 pm)
Figured it out. It needed a new battery. Apparently the old battery was getting just tot he edge of dying and the car wouldn't start. Jump the battery and it the car would work perfectly for two weeks or so then do the same thing. It wasn't making any since. Finally I took the battery in and had it tested and replaced and havn't had problems since...that was about 4 months ago!
#53 of 118 power buttons work but doesnt start
Mar 09, 2008 (8:40 pm)
I am looking at buying a 92 sable. I was wondering if anyone would know why all the power buttons work but will not start. They say that it is a simple fix, like the relay switch but I wanted to get others opinions first. If anyone has any insite to this I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for any help.
#54 of 118 Re: V6 1996 Taurus not starting [jdkitchi1]
Mar 10, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I have a 2003 V6 Taurus 54,000 miles with a starting problem. Maybe someone can give me some ideas? It has a brand new (3 weeks) battery, but it continues to give me trouble. It is at the dealership right now and they are puzzled. If it has been sitting overnight it starts up. I do notice that the start-up is not quite what it should be...just slightly slow. After being driven and parked, it does not want to start again. It sounds like the battery is dying, but it is not. After two tries where is just "clicks", one try where is fights to turn over, it finally turns over. After being left in the garage overnight, it starts okay in the morning.
Also, aren't there diagnostic machines that can check an alternator to see if it is working properly? How about other starting parts like starter, etc. Any diagnostic machines that can help?
#55 of 118 Re: 2000 sable dohc stalling at lights [sable0]
Apr 05, 2008 (8:29 pm)
Did you replace the spark plugs yourself?... I'm struggling trying to get the rear plugs in a 2000 Taurus 3.0L... and I own a 99 Sable...
#56 of 118 99 Mercury Sable will not start.
Apr 08, 2008 (11:27 am)
I have changed the battery, and fixed a leak that was dripping onto the starter. The periodically will not start after driving and letting set from a half hour to a hour. When I turn on the key all lights on the dash light up and buzzer sounds because key is in ignition and door is open. Nothing happens. Sometimes if you leave it for a couple of hours or over night the car will start. We are afraid to drive any distance from the house in case it won't start and then you have to pay towing back. After a few times it gets expensive. Please advice what's next. I have called the dealer and they could run some test to find out what's happening. Is there anything I can do or check. Thanks
#57 of 118 2007 Ford Taurus stalling issue
Apr 11, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Hi. I purchased my 2007 taurus in Aug., 2007. Since then on 3 occasions while either driving for 30 minutes or 3 hours my car has stalled while turning either left or right with no issues or check engine lights to warn me that something is wrong. As of today, the ford dealership has my car and has called me to tell me "they can't duplicate the problem". If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate the advice. Thank you.
#58 of 118 Stalling at stop lights and almost at highway speeds
Apr 20, 2008 (9:25 pm)
I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SES. I purchased it in January and it has recently been stalling when I stop. I hear a whining noise and then the theft light starts blinking, then the speedometer goes hay wire, then it stalls. Sometimes it just stalls when I stop without those indications. It also almost stalls while driving at highway speeds, only sometimes though, when I brake, use cruise control, or signal but it doesn't completely die, and resets the radio from on to off. It's like a power outage for 2 seconds then everything comes back online. The odd thing is that these things only happen once in awhile, but they are occurring more frequent lately. I have read that many people have had this problem but no one has been able to isolate the problem. Has anyone found out what the problem really is? Thanks for your help in advance.
#60 of 118 1994 SABLE STARTING ISSUE
Jul 15, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I GOT AN OLDER FRIEND WITH A INTERMITTING PROBLEM WITH A 1994 SABLE WITH 120K ON IT THAT IS BAFFELING ME. WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY TO ON AND GET THE NORMAL 2-3 SECOND PRIME FROM THE FUEL PUMP EVERYTHING CRANKS AND RUNS FINE. HOWEVER SOMETIMES WHEN THE KEY IS TURNED TO ON THE PUMP WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AND WHEN CRANKED WILL NOT START.
HAVE REPLACED THE INLINE FILTER AND THE FUEL PUMP IN THE TANK AND RAN GOOD FOR ONE DAY AND NOW BACK TO THE PUMP KEEPS RUNNING AND CANT GET IT TO START BUT CRANKS JUST FINE. HERES A FEW CLUES ALSO GETTING A FLICKERING AIR BAG LIGHT DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY RELATION(OR WHEN THIS LIGHT STARTED DOING THAT) BUT UNTILL NOW IF YOU CYCLED THE KEY SWITCH IT WOULD CATCH, HOWEVER NOW IT WONT, STILL CRANKS GREAT BUT WILL NOT START? HAVE NOT CHECKED FOR FUEL PRESSURE OR INJECTORS FOR FIRE BUT SUSPECTING EITHER THE CAM SENSOR OR THE KEY SWITCH OR POSSIBLE HARNESS ISSUES, ANYBODY GOT ANY INSIGHT ON THIS BEFORE I go nuts??? Thanks