Question about 1996 Ford Taurus
After I drive for a short period of time. Stop engine - restart - Stop engine - then the car will not start - it has a slow crank as if the battery is dead. I had the battery and the charging system checked. The battery has a full charge and the alternator is putting out the required volts. The only thing I noticed is the electric cooling fan is not operational, however the engine heat gauge read about mid way. Coolant level ok. Can a slightly hotter engine (not overheating) prevent a car from starting? Is this a sign the starter is going out? Will replacing the cooling fan help? 1996 Taurus SW 3.0. At times the car will get progressively slower to crank if I make several short trips in town and each stop is for less than an hour. It acts like the battery is not being charged. However, if I let it sit for anther 30 minutes, it will cranks easily and starts. If I remove the negative cable while it is running, the engine does not stop. Also, the electric windows do not work when the slow cranking occurs.
Hey, 2 words.....Voltage Regulator! i had this problem and before you spend too much, check and make sure that your fan is grounded b/c most must be and then try an actual Diagnosas check normally around $80 but is does pin point whats wrong. Either Voltage regulator or you have a short.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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