Question about 2000 Ford Taurus
When you crank the ignition you get nothing. except the normal lights in the dash and the the anti theft light keeps flashing. Original problem started when I was preparing to take a 2 hour trip and changed the front passenger side blinker and headlight. Everything seemed fine all the way there, about an hour into the trip home, we were pulled over for no tail lights. we pulled into a rest stop and checked the fuses. replace the tail light fuse with another that we didnt need of the same amp. tail lights working...got back in the car to start it up and head home and we got nothing! I originally thought it was the anti theft device locking it up. I tried every trick I could find to unlock it. Had the car towed home, and a Mechanic friend of mine said it definitely wasnt the anti theft, it was the starter. He has since looked at the car and ruled out the starter, it has good fuel pressure and he tested everything he could think of electrically. the only thing he found was the Neutral safety switch had no power. I replaced that...and I still get nothing. Checked to see if the car was actually in park, only to find out it rolls in all gears. PLEASE HELP! Both of our vehicles are down at once and its getting too cold to walk....Thank you for any and all ideas!
Has anyone checked to see if the shifter is connected to the transmission ? Sounds like something broke between the two components. If the trans is in anything but park or neutral the engine will not crank and the car will roll.
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like a connection problem/error. When you replaced the starter solenoid, do you remember how many wires you disconnected and reconnected?
Was there any indication ( sparks, etc) of accidentally causing a short when you replaced the solenoid?
Your initial problem of no start but hearing the click sound is almost a sure fire indication that the starter is NG. If the solenoid clicks, that means that it is applying 12 volts to the starter.
hope this helps Good luck Loringh
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
thare is a high beam relay and a low beam relay in the fuse box find the low beam relay and replace it. if this dont work its probabley the switch
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
If it only happens when you turn the switchto the parking lights then it is most likely the swich that is the problem. Light swich failure appears to be a common fault with fords
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
take the positive side of the battery off for about 3 seconds and then put it back on to see if this will reset the security code
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
The dash lights and tailights are on the same fuse link. everything else will work like brake lights and turn signals but this one fuse causues alot of problems. Sometimes this fuses isnt marked on your cover so you might have to look in the maual to find the right fuse . some will be under the hood some will be under the dash .
Good luck to you all on finding this little fuse hope you find it before the cops pulls out behind you when its dark :)
Posted on May 16, 2009
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