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The battery is about 5 years old. Could that be the issue?
Are you saying the engine will not start, or not crank ?
If it does not crank, yes the battery could be low or defective. Or it could be the starter or several other factors.
If it cranks but does not start, the battery is working.
Posted on Apr 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
immobilsor has come on so only course of action is to call a specialist auto locksmith or the dealer to release the immobilisor ,have you lost the chip out of the key?? have a look and try the spare key
Posted on May 25, 2011
If you indeed installed the positive battery cable last and the neg first you blew the computer possible, you will need a complete diagnosis.
Posted on Jul 01, 2011
SOURCE: My ford F150 won't shift
Usually the transmission needs to be rebuilt in that situation. It's a very common problem if that's the famous automatic overdrive transmsission. AOD I have had three trucks that have done that. It usually starts by shuttering when it shifts and than finally goes out. Sometimes the Lucas transmission treatment gives you a little more time, but it sounds too late for yours. From what I understand (mechanic told me) that when the overdrive goes out, it takes third gear with it. If you drive in hilly areas, that overdrive is shifting in and out all the time as you go up and down hills and wears it out. My Dad had that hapen on his F150 and he replaced his transmission with a junk yard transmission that turned out to have the same problem. I had that transmission replaced with a Jasper rebuilt and it worked great. I think it was $1300 for the rebuilt trans with the old one core trade in. I think when 3rd gear goes out, you can only go about 45mph without over reving the engine. I saw that same problem with a Ford Crown vic with that same transmission and 302 engine that my neighbor had.
Did your third gear just go out all of a sudden or were you getting like a shuttering or kind of a grinding sound when it shifted?
Posted on Aug 05, 2011
SOURCE: 2002 ford taurus won't start
Sounds like your not getting any fuel..Listen for the fuel pump,by removing gas cap and put your ear up to it..cycle the key without starting it and listen for the pump..sometimes you can beat on the bottom of the tank and it will jarr the pump and it will start running again..Not a fix but a conformation
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
Have you checked for 12 volts coming in going out of the the starter solenoid switch that is mounted passenger side fenderwell.
Posted on Jan 14, 2012
Testimonial: "No but that is logical; thanks! You can start the truck by 'jumping out' that same solenoid."
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