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If I have a 1996 ford taurus gl; that stopped working all of a sudden. And I have tried changing the battery, alternator, starter, and fuses. When the car stopped running there was gas that was a month ago. Would I have to put more gas in it to make it run or are there other things I should check out

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Check to make sure the fuel pump is working and at the proper pressure which is 35lbs pressure. have you checked this and checked for spark and timing, a bad timing chain. how long has it been since you last changed the fuel filter it could be plugged. you don`t say why you tried a battery, starter, fuses, alternator. how much gas was in the tank and is your gas gage accurate. you may have to add some gas. just some places to start.

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    I did that because I pulled the battery and had it professionally tested and was told the battery was no good.and the shop told me to change the alternator as well. Then I checked the fuses and a lot of them were blown again I took them to the shop to confirm. Same thing with the starter it had a hole in the bottom of it so I replaced that. My gas is at a half tank and the gage is acurate. Thank you I will check the pressure and fuel pump as well as the filter



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I would check fuses and relays first..Check the voltage coming off the alternator on the big red wire,,instead of across the battery..Some cars still use a fusible link..You would no that if you have charging voltage at your alternator but not at the battery..Should be 14.0 volts or close to it..with no load

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SOURCE: I have a 1996 ford taurus Gl. My car just stopped

If the engine cranks over do the following , check the spark at the plugs. change the fuel filter . check the fuel pressure and flow. check engine compression. check valve and ignition timing as it may have jumped a few teeth.

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