Question about 2001 Ford Taurus
Car was just purchased so no history available starts cold and runs fine will not always restart until or until cold again. 2 hours, I'm deaf so I can't hear a fuel pump
Fuel not reaching fuel rail, battery low or discharged, or defective spark plugs.
Posted on Nov 24, 2013
Testimonial: "got a pressure gauge today, checked battery voltage-(12.3V) fuel pressure-(25PSI.), cleaned battery terminals and hooked up charger, voltage increased to 14.7V and fuel pressure increased to 55PSI. I'm hoping the engine goes back to the trouble area so I can get a fuel pressure reading. can't say how long this will take."
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 02, 2016 | Saturn Cars & Trucks
Nov 22, 2014 | 2003 GMC Sierra 1500
Dec 30, 2011 | Cars & Trucks
Dec 27, 2011 | Cars & Trucks
Hot starting problems are usually fuel related. When a hot engine is shut off, the temperature of the engine and everything on it continues to rise for awhile as the engine undergoes a period of "heat soak." This can cause fuel to boil inside the carburetor bowl, fuel lines and fuel filter. When you attempt to restart the engine, "vapor lock" obstructs the flow of fuel and the engine doesn't want to start.
This is much less of a problem on fuel injected engines because the fuel is usually under much higher pressure inside the injectors and fuel line. Even so, a fuel line routed near an exhaust manifold or a fuel rail that's exposed to a lot of heat may still suffer the same kind of problems.
Heat soak problems such as these can sometimes be cured by wrapping insulation around affected fuel lines, and/or installing an insulating spacer or heat shield under the carburetor.
A Seasonal Problem
Hard hard starting tends to be a seasonal problem, but may be worse in the early months of spring when refiners are switching fuel blends. Gasoline refiners produce fuel with a slightly lower volatility rating (called "Reed vapor pressure") during hot summer months because lower volatility fuel is less likely to boil and cause hot starting problems. During the winter, they switch to a higher volatility fuel because it makes cold starting easier. But if you still have "winter" grade fuel in your tank when warm spring weather arrives, you may experience some hot starting problems. The problem will go away, however, as soon as the refiners in your area switch to their summer grade fuel.
Sep 20, 2011 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
Aug 02, 2010 | 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Mar 16, 2009 | 1978 Ford Granada
Feb 22, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Lumina
75 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: