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Ford Taurus Did you ever find out what was wrong with your Taurus starting and the gauges not coming up, I'm having the exact same problem with a 2005 SEL.

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  • drgoofy Oct 06, 2008

    My 2005 SEL Taurus is having the same problem of intermittent starting with the gauges not functioning or chattering.

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    My 2005 Taurus is having the same problem. My mechanic said that when it does not start properly there is no spark. But the next time it starts fine.

    Other times it starts but the gauges will not move for a short time. Sometimes the gauges will chatter like you said. We are not sure what to do. My mechanic is suppose to check with Ford.

  • strib4 Dec 26, 2008

    Same problem: sometimes engine will crank, but not start. Gauges chatter and di not come up immediately. My display settings change. I sometimes get 3 warning lights on. All intermittent. No hard failure. Could it be a bad relay or weak battery? Connection to dash computer?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    2005 Ford Taurus. Similar Problem. I just replaced my fuel pump b/c it was losing pressure. I assume my problem with "no-starts" is due to the fuel pump. My gauges still chatter right after starting though. Very strange. Maybe I'll go & get a load test on my battery as well.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Same problem with 2005 Taurus. After starting the car, the gauges peg minimum and chatter. After a few seconds they register normal. I may try to get a load test on the battery.

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    how about a bad ignition switch?

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I had all the same symptoms, would crank, but sometimes not start, guages would not come up immediately, and sometimes several trouble/warning lights would light. Also, my computer display settings would change. I also noticed that some of my radio setings would change too. Well, when I recently replaced my weak battery (original factory battery), all of the problems/symptoms went away. So, it was either the weak battery, or disconnecting the battery reset/fixed some kind of computer glitch? I think it was just a bad battery all along. Have your battery checked, even though it cranks, it may be delivering low current/voltage which affects the computer and other electronics. Hope this helps!

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