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I have a 1996 Ford Taurus GL I was driving home from work about 2 weeks ago the car started up and ran everything's fine going to work but on my way home it started up fine and everything but literally about 5 miles from my house hit without warning just died I thought it was because of low gas so I put more gas in there and it started up fine tried to drive it a little bit more and it died again and now the car wont start or turn over at all I have checked the fuses replaced the ones that were blown and I have took the battery out and charged it at home with my battery charger for 3 days and today I put the battery back in the car and tried to start it and it will not start it still does the same thing as before it wont crank or anything turn over nothing as I was looking under the hood I did notice some corrosion on my positive battery cable should I look into replacing that cable or replacing both cables or what should my next option be I am out of ideas and things to try I have friends that are mechanics that told me to try all the other things that I've already done

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If you knew why it stopped running in the first place, you may find out why it wont do anything at all now.
When you say it won't turn over, you do mean , when you turn the key, nothing happens, right ? Does the starter engage at all ? Does something click under the hood ? Any noises ? Can you hear the fuel pump whirring ?

Posted on Nov 06, 2014

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    Carlos Brown Nov 06, 2014

    Exactly if I knew what made it stop that would really help. But yes I mean it won't do anything clicking or any noise. When I first put more gas in it the car started but stopped 20 secs later. Now it does nothing

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ok i had kinda the same problem. if your father or bf is decent with mechanics ask him to check any see if there is any spark if not tell him to check the cranksensor to c if there is an current going to it, also when u go to start the car is there a (theft system light that comes on in the dash and flashes if so, turn the key fully as if you were going to start the car but dont crank it and leave it be for about 15-20mins or until the light stops flashing. then turn the key off and try start again. the thing is that when u install a stereo into one of these cars theres a anti theft system that stops fuel from going to the injectors. thats why when u install a aftermarket stereo u are supose to get eh harness so that it doesnt engage the ats(anti theft system). and if there is no current going to the crank sensor cut the wire long enough to hood an extra wire to it and then hook it up to ignition fuse in the fuse box(inside the car) this will send a a current to the crank sensor so when u turn the key on it will start. this is only a temperary fix. just gives u enough time to pick up the money to bring the car to the garage and get it checked correctly. anything else just ask. Jeremy

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With all the things you've listed that could be wrong, always start with the most obvious and least expensive....fuel filter would be my first shot..a clogged, or partially clogged fuel filter would allow enugh fuel to pass through it until the demand was to great...in effect..you'd be emptying the filter of all available fuel..then whenhte car sits..fuel would accumulate again.


Good guesses on the other parts though...you should grab a wrench and go at it...sound slike you know what yu're doing.

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sounds like your on the rite track . clean the contacts at the batt and at the starter and get back to me

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Try changing the fuel filter first we always change them when servicing the fuel pump anyway,its easy and cheap,if that doesnt solve the problem you will have to perform an amperage draw test on the fuel pump to insure your not replacing a good pump. Check the fuel pump relay and inertia switch and wiring also.Although possible its unlikley the fuel pump would blow a fuse consistantly without displaying any driveability problems.There may also be another component running off the fuel pump fuse have your mechanic pull a wiring diagram to find out. Good hunting keep me informed

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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