Question about Vehicle Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

I have a 1999 ford tarus and i cant get it to start i think its the fuel pump but what else could cause this problem?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 176 Answers

It can be a number of different things, if your check engine light is on then it would help tremendously if you could read the code and post it for me.
You're right though, a bad fuel pump can cause the vehicle not to start. So will a bad battery, starter, if the key lost it's immobilizer code, etc etc.
I will be happy to further assist you if you were interested in trying to trouble shoot the issue. Goodluck

Posted on Mar 27, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replaces fuel filter, but 2006 Ford tarus still starts somestimes and not others

even though you replaced the fuel filter , it still passes dirt through the filtration system , so what i recommend is 2cups of acetone 1 cup for 1/2 a tank of fuel and if its full then two cups , this solution will clean your fuel injectors , if you use those advertised chemicals that clean fuel injector , those have a chemical varnish which causes to gum up ,but i assure you acetone is pure alcohol and it will not harm your engine , you will see an improvement in your fuel milage as well .

Mar 21, 2014 | 2006 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2004 ford tarus wont start but cranks over... fuel pump or filter?

It could be a fuel system concern. I would check the fuel pressure with a gauge. You can check the fuel pump by sound.. if its coming on. Have someone turn the key to the run postion and listen near the fuel tank to hear a slight whine noise that will last about 3 sec. If you hear a noise..thats a good sign that power is getting to the pump...but the pump still could be faulty. If you hear nothing..its probably the pump. If you think its the fuel filter...just replace it...that's the best way to see if its the filter.

Nov 25, 2012 | 2004 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I have a 1999 f350 that will turn over, but wont start. i cannot smell any diesel. think it is a problem concerning fuel pump. checked power distribution box fuse. Is ok. is there an actual fuse...

The fuel injection in this engine is digital electronically controlled, to start the diagnosis you must have the Powertrain electronic control module (PCM for short) scanned to see if any fault info exist in its memory. The system is just way to complicated to diagnose at home, you need any special tools.

Jan 20, 2012 | 1999 Ford F350 Regular Cab

2 Answers

It turns over but will not start we have a 1999 ford tarus 24v

Hello! Do you have spark (bright blue)? Pull a plug wire and push a long screwdriver into the tip...Locate screwdriver near a ground...Turn key to start and watch for spark...Also when you turn the key to start do you hear the fuel pump clicking?...Send a comment on these two items...Guru...saailer

I’m happy to help further over the phone at

Sep 27, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

My ford tarus/1999 'serve engine"

The blinking engine light indicates your problems are severe and could cause more damage to the engine if not corrected. You will need to have a diagnostic scan run to retrieve the trouble codes that are causing the light to come on & flash. From those codes, repairs needed can be determined.
I hope this helps.

Sep 23, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

1999 Taurus: Do you have to drain gas tank to change fuel pump ...

No. Just drop the tank.Easier if you remove most of the fuel

May 17, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

2002 ford tarus cranks but wont start. 32000 miles. I did not drive much during the last 6 months. I started it and it ran fine drove to a neighbors house when i tried to start it cranked but would not...

First, verify that there is gas in the vehicle. Next, listen for the pump to energize when you turn the ignition switch to the on position. If you dont hear anything, check the fuel pump relay. Swap it with another one next to it, they are often the same part. If it still doesn't energize, its most likely the pump thats failed. If you hear the pump energize, then the pump pressure needs to be checked. A fuel gauge needs to be connected under the hood on the fuel rail to read system pressure. Verify that its at factory specs. If not, replace the pump.

Apr 21, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

97 Tarus wont start

recheck spark by putting a plug into one of the plug wires and place on valve cover, crank engine and see saprk in that plug. check fuel pressure during cranking to verify fuel supply. If you have no fuel pressure check fuses and fuel pump relay, in fuse box and power distribution box under the hood. If all are good check for power at the fuel pump connector with the key in start position, in run position the power will only be there for about 5 seconds, you are correct with fuel and spark it should run, let me know what you find

May 21, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
Vehicle Parts & Accessories Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Vehicle Parts & Accessories Experts


Level 3 Expert

81400 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14423 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

17446 Answers

Are you a Vehicle Part and Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides