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Won't start properly

This morning I went to start my Ford Taurus and it only turned slowly and wouldn't not start. I turned the key off and tried again with the same "slow whirring" of the engine trying to turn over. I got a jump and it started, so I went to work (2.7mi drive), and worked 8 hours, came out and it started but real slowly....the whirring noise like the battery was dead or dying. I then went and replaced the battery with a new one, and it started fine a few times, but now it is back to just slowing "whirring" noise, or nothing at all. Had the battery, charging system, and starter tested and the report was ALL normal, yet all I get when I turn the key is a slow whirring noise and the engine will not turn over....acts like a dead battery (though the battery is brand new and tests fine). Any clues here ?

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    unikorn_2001 Nov 02, 2012

    I should mention the following: It is a 2000 Ford Taurus SE Now when I try to start it, nothing happens. All the lights are on until I turn the key to the start position and then everything goes dark. Is it possible that it has something to do with my Theft System ?

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Could be the starter relay .

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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    unikorn_2001 Nov 05, 2012

    It's possible, and I will certainly have that checked. The weird part is that I went out this morning and it started just fine, so I took it to a local Auto Zone and had them out it on a computer to see if there was an issue with anything. Nope....nothing wrong they told me. So, as it stands, the car now starts properly, but it scares the **** out of me as I have NO CLUE what was wrong in the first place, nor if it will happen again. I plan to take it to my local Ford Dealership tomorrow (Monday) to see if they can explain the problem I had, and why the car now acts like nothing happened. This is the weirdest car problem I have EVER had with any vehicle. Thanks for replying !

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To me it sounds like your starter has worn bushings and is allowing the windings to rub the magnet casing causing it to drag .this will not show up in a code .it turns better when you jump it because you are really putting the amps to it which are being robbed when the windings rub the magnets

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the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.

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I had this problem and had my vehicle towed to two different places and was out a lot of money to find out it was the key. The security code had reset itself and the explorer acted as if it were being stolen therefore not allowing it to start. It has to be fixed by an authorized Ford Dealership. No one else has the ability to fix it. I hope this helps you not to have to pay two machenics for one problem. Thanks

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I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.

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