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Car will not start.

My father in laws 2002 Ford Taurus will not start. The ingnition switch seems to be working. I can feel the starter relay click, but the starter solenoid does not engage. I have replaced the starter already, I checked the fuse, that is good. Tried swapping the starter relay, still does not start. Can not find any obvious loose connections.

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  • misselk78 Jun 22, 2009

    Tried jumping it with another car but still nothing. According to the owners manual, the security keys are working correctly, the "theft" light goes off after 3 seconds while in the on position.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    car won't start checked fuses ans it said to test starter relay where is it located

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First, you need to check the battery voltage.
it should be at least 12.5 volts.

if the voltage is right, try moving the shift lever while turning the key, or try starting in nuetral.

with the key in the off position, try to turn pulleys by hand, the engine could be siezed.

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Next step is checking the battery, or replacing it.
After that, check that the 'security' key or whatever is used on that vehicle isn't messed up. Might be a fuse for that as well.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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