Question about 1998 Ford Taurus
The car was running a little funny when I was driving home. (Sounding like it would turn off if I didn't have my foot on the gas) I got it home but the next day it wouldn't turn over. There was no power at all. No lights, trunk won't open. I tried jumping it and that didn't work at all. Any ideas?
Im not an expert, but holding a plug wire ist going to help at all, but maybe a check on voltage in battery would do a better job, simple volt meter ,or maybe charge battery?, please remove ground cable first, just in case you have a drain on battery, then check voltage reg, or alternater, with one is built in the other, charge on ten amps a hour or so will give you a better idea, NOT and expert again
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
Could be alot of things.. try the fuel filter... but could be the fuel pump..hope the tank is closer to empty if you have to drop it..... another thought is make sure your battery is hot. if it was the alternator could of been charging just enough to get you home.. probably not it though. turn on the lights and you will know that real quick.. remember you have to spark and fuel to make it run.. pull the coil wire and stick a screw driver in it.. lay it close to metal and have someone turn over the engine. if it will turn over. or have your buddy hold the coil wire and you will know if you have spark...lol
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
Check your battery AND the battery cables for extreme corrosion issues, also, how old is the battery? the alternator may not be charging the battery enough(should be producing about 14.2 or more volts as the alternator needs a couple of volts itself to operate properly). you might need to replace your alternator. good luck.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: car was running fine, stopped
Was the anti-theft system activated? Mine did that and had to be taken in to Ford. As a result of an immobilized engine my battery ended up being drained...... $225 later (was not covered by extended warranty :( ) my car finally was fixed... now my upper motor mount needs replacing
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
the battery light is on due to the engine not starting. there are too many things that could go wrong to diagnose without more info. does the it crank but won't start or does it not crank at all?
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks for your help. It was the starter & we got it replaced for the 2nd time. Thanks again!!"
SOURCE: I have a 96 Ford
It will start when cold, and after driving and then parking, the starter will not turn over? Replace your starter/solenoid.
WARNING: WHEN SERVICING THE STARTER MOTOR (11002) OR PERFORMING OTHER ENGINE COMPARTMENT WORK NEAR THE STARTER MOTOR (11001) , BE AWARE THAT THE HEAVY GAUGE BATTERY INPUT LEAD AT THE STARTER SOLENOID (11390) IS "ELECTRICALLY HOT" AT ALL TIMES. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT BATTERY GROUND CABLE (14301) BEFORE SERVICING STARTER MOTOR .
2.0L Engine Starter Removal
NOTE: When installing lower starter motor retaining bolts, be sure to install ground cable.
Posted on May 18, 2011
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