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My Ford Taurus 2001 Suddenly stopped starting. The ignition sounds fine, Turns over, but nothing is catching. Battery is fine, gas level is fine, no check engine light.I thought maybe it just wouldn't cold start, so I tried in the afternoon when it was a bit warmer (30 -34), but no change. What could be the issue? Thanks.Its a 6 cyl, and was recently inspected so I think all was well at that point. (about 3 or 4 months ago). Thank you, solving this will save my apartment and job so I appreciate ANY help. D

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  • spitblue Feb 01, 2010

    Ahh I was hoping itd be the ER Fuel switch but no. I'll check the other things out, thanks!

  • spitblue Feb 01, 2010

    Ahh I was hoping itd be the ER Fuel switch but no. I'll check the other things out, thanks!

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Some fords if you slam the trunk lid too hard, it pops the fuel shutoff relay in the trunk area. It is like a circuit breaker you just push the button to reset it. Or you copuld have a sensor under the hood went bad(crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor, mass air flow sensor).
I would start by calling the ford dealership to verify the whereabouts of the fuel shutoff relay, and start there. I had a few late 80's taurus'sand they were on the drivers side in the trunk behind a plastic panel(ford may have relocated them since), and i ran into this problem with them. I learned the hard way, the first time it happened to me I went and bought another taurus and started stripping the first one for parts, when a friend showed me that switch, I pushed it a lo and behold the darn thing started. I was mad and happy at the same time.

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  • Madd Maxx Feb 01, 2010

    Sorry to hear that, I was keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  • Madd Maxx Feb 03, 2010

    Do you know if you have spark?. You will need an assistant. Pull a spark plug wire off, put a screw driver in there and hold within 1/4 inch of grounded metal and have someone turn the motor over just a couple times and see if it sparks. Use plastic handled screwdriver unless you want zapped.

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