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I have a 1999 Ford Taurus 4-cylinder that out of sudden I can’t get it to start. I checked the battery with a multi-tester and it reads 13.8 volts. So I’m leaning towards the starter. Can anyone tell me where the starter is located on this vehicle and also what other places should I look into in the event it isn’t the starter. I’m away from hometown and in vacation here in Florida and therefore I appreciate and thanks in advanced for all and any help anyone can provide to resolve my dilemma.

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Okay, the starter is located at the bottom of motor in frt, if you lay under the front of the car you will see starter,this sounds like a starter. if you have a test light you can test for power at the wire on starter but would bet its the starter,

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The starter is located directly below the oil filter when you open the hood and look down in the direct center of the car at the very front. If the vehicle is at driving temperature and will not start, then suspect a bad starter bushing. If the vehicle is cold and won't crank at all, you probably have a loose wire to the starter or a loose cable to the battery. Make sure the battery cables are good and tight and also, make sure the vehicle is properly in "park" or neutral since other gears will defeat the ability to crank the starter. You could also potentially have a bad starter relay in the main fuse distribution block. Normally it would only blow if the car got "very wet" as in being submerged in water in a ditch.

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