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Re: Changing the starter on a 2003 Taurus
You need to remove it from the bottom front of car . disconnect the negative battery cable. remove the front splash shield from under front of car , working from under car take the protective cap off the wires that go to starter and then disconnect all wires from starter marking each one for propper reinstalation, remove the bolts holding starter and remove from under vehicle. replace in reverse order.
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Sounds like the starter to me(I assumed you meant won't crank when hot).I have replaced only 1 starter(on my neighbor's Taurus)in the 15 years after quitting the GM dealer tech job 15 years ago.I probably could make a career just changing GM starters and alternators.(I only have Mopars in my driveway!)
Hi Bret, Most modern vehicles have an engine main relay. The relay in question turns off all auxiliary circuits for the starting operation, (when you turn the key to the start position) which consumes more power than any other operation. I would suspect a problem with the wiring to that relay. A loose or bad connection at the base or to the base. The relay in question will usually be a five pin normally open normally closed relay. It should be identified by the directory printed onto the plastic cover of the relay / fuse cover. Also check the secondary connections to the battery. Regards John
This is a drum style brake. If this is the case what you are going to need is a pair of spring pliers, or drum brake tools. it makes the retaining springs and the hold down springs a lot easier to manage. and also helps with removing and replacing the longer springs. Your local parts store should have one and they go for any where from $12-$30 USD.