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1999 ford taurus starter will not engage

Helping a friend with his 1999 Ford taurus. Need to know about wiring for the starter.I have positive wire from battery to starter and a wire that runs from the starter selinoid into a wire loom.I'm assuming this other wire should be hot when key is in start position. All lights and accessories work but starter will not engage and turnover engine.

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    i have a 94 ford taurus thats doing the same thing it happened 5 months ago i change thesilver fuse in the fuse panel in the car fired right up now its doing again and i did the same thing again with no results

  • zzsj May 11, 2009

    When I turn the key, it turns over very slowly if at all. If it doesn't start I let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then it will go. After I drive it and turn it off, it will start right up. The battery is relatively new. Do I need a new starter?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Ford taurus connot run but good starter and battery



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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

To my knowledge, you assumption is correct on most designs. That wire should go to the ignition switch and will be hot when key is in START. However, same wire often would be connected first to a relay that is interlocked with some conditions/status other then key to START. They would be:

  • automatic transmission should be in neutral/park with light indicated;
  • alarm/security/immobilizer is inactive/OFF.
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