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1999 Ford Taurus. Car was sitting in driveway for about 5 months without being driven. Car cranks but doesn't start. Started with a jump so I took it to autozone to test battery. They said it was bad so dumped $100 for new battery yesterday. Went to start it today and it was the same old problem: cranked but didn't start. Battery light, oil light, and check engine light go on with key in start position. tried running a basic diagnostic to see why the check engin came on and it returned no codes. Today when I tried to start it, initially the engine would start to turn so I pressed on the gas which has worked a few times since this problem started. No dice this time. Tried starting few times after with no luck, then I pulled the key out for a a few minutes, then put it back in leaving the key in the start position. Left it like this for a bit in an attempt to "let electricity course through my vehicle, providing it the life giving vitality it needed to battle death". Tried cranking again and it kind of worked (engine turned over but felt like not enough fuel was reaching something or not enough electricity...). So now my problem rest in my mind somewhere between science and magic. Please help.

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Lets start at the beginning.
You say it cranks but will not start, right ?
The warning lights are supposed to come on with the key on and then go off once the engine starts.
If the engine cranks but will not start, someone will need to figure out if it is lacking fuel to the injectors or spark to the plugs, or something else. One way we check it is to look for spark at the plugs, check the fuel pressure, and try starting fluid in the throttle body.

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

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    Rocky Wied Dec 08, 2012

    Does everry problem with you have to do with not getting fuel, Ithink you are not getting enough fuel to your (Brain) Guy,



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