Question about 2004 Ford Taurus
I have been stranded three times!!!! I have had the car in the shop 2 times in the last two and half weeks. First, they said it was a bad battery, even though the battery was only three years old! The next time they said a bad relay switch. Now, today here I sit again on the side of the road and it won't start. The lights, radio, etc. work, so I don't think it is the battery or alternator, but there is nothing when I try turn the engine over. If you let the car sit for a while and come back, it starts sometimes. Any ideas what could be causing the problem. I am losing confidence in the mechanic that my husband has chosen to use. I am tired of being stranded!!!!!
The problem is the stater i have been having the same problem. To check next time this happens have someone turning the key to start the car and someone tapping on the starter with a hammer form the top part of the car. The car will then start. The starter is located below the oil filter.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
For "cedwards247" even though you may think the aternator is good have it tested anyways to be on the safe side and you can do this yourself by getting the car started maybe with someone jumping it and once started take the positive side cable off the battery and if it stays running then yes the alternator is good but if it dies then it is the alternator if it stays running then it sounds like it could be the starter and for "guest" I would recommend doing the same thing to your alternator also and see if this helps your
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