Question about 1996 Ford Taurus
Car failed while driving. thought it was the battery and while the neighbor was jumping the car I noticed a plume of smoke coming from the exact place that later caught fire. Also, when I was attempting to start it, when I turned the key there was a grinding noise that is why I then thought it my be the starter...
I had the same problem, make sure your wires are not exposed and shorting on some piece of metal, that could cause a fire. Other than that I would check that starter again, it sounds like it is seized or maybe you have the wires on backwards. If you have an oil leak and oil gets into that starter it will destroy it. Hope that helps!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you replace the alternator im sure it will be fine while your driving the battery is not getting charged so thats the only thing that it could be
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
SOURCE: 2002 Taurus won't start.
all I had to do on a sable was to replace the belt but look at the battery there should be a wire coming from the battery going to another solenoid mounted under the hood and then going down to the starter get a 12 volt tester and see if you have power going to this solenoid cause it could be dead on one end and not going down to the starter
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
SOURCE: car will not crank over
Check the fuse box and make sure no fuses are blown. I had the same problem with my honda motorbike and thought the worst of it but then checked the fuses and found that one had blown. Once replaced the bike was fine!
Hope this helps you in someway! Good luck!
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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