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Check the voltage on your battery. When the battery is low, you will still have lights and what not but not enough juice to start the car. Check the condition of your battery cables especially your ground. If everything check out fine, your problem may be a bad starter or the solenoid. If you replace the starter, replace the solenoid with it. Be sure to check the cable from the starter solenoid to the starter.

1994 Ford Taurus | Answered Yesterday


If they where not on before the accident then yes they are most certainly related, is someone trying to tell you they aren't??

1999 Ford Taurus | Answered 3 days ago


Code 13 for ford has it as: air bag sensor or crash sensor problem. May need to take to dealership for fix.

1995 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 12, 2019


Replace the bulb that stays on and doesn't blink, if that doesn't solve the problem, let me know.

1999 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 30, 2019


You have one of two problems: Either the starter drive on your starter is defective and is not engaging the flywheel to crank the engine, or the flywheel has some broken or damaged teeth that are preventing the starter from engaging.
Starters come in a variety of designs. On some, the solenoid is mounted on top of the starter. When you turn the key, the solenoid routes current to the starter motor and at the same time pulls a lever that slides the drive gear mechanism out so it will engage the flywheel and crank the engine. If the solenoid is weak or damaged, it may not be strong enough to overcome the spring tension that retracts the drive gear. So the starter spins but doesn't crank the engine.
On other starters, the solenoid is mounted remotely. When the starter motor starts to spin, it ratchets out so the drive gear will engage the flywheel and crank the engine. If the drive mechanism is damaged or hung up, the motor may spin but not crank the engine.
Regardless of what type of starter you have, it will have to come out for further inspection. The drive gear (which is sometimes referred to as a "Bendix drive") should move out when the starter starts to spin. The drive gear usually has a one-way clutch that is supposed to protect the starter against damage if someone keeps cranking the engine once it starts. The gear should turn one way but not the other. If the gear is locked up or turns freely either way, the drive is bad and needs to be replaced. If the drive can't be replaced separately, you'll have to replace the entire starter.
Starter Testing If the drive seems okay, the starter should be "bench tested" using jumper cables or special equipment designed for this purpose.
CAUTION: Be careful because a starter develops a lot of torque. It should be held down with a strap or clamped in a vice (be careful not to crush or deform the housing!) before voltage is applied.
A simple no-load bench test can be performed with a battery and a pair of jumper cables to see if a starter motor will spin. But this test alone won't tell you if the starter is good or bad because a weak starter that lacks sufficient power to crank an engine at the proper speed (usually a minimum of 250 to 500 rpm) may still spin up to several thousand rpm when voltage is applied with no load.
A better method of determining a starter's condition is to have it tested on equipment that measures the starter's "amp draw." A good starter should normally draw a current of 60 to 150 amps, depending on the size or power rating of the starter. Some "high torque" GM starters may draw up to 250 amps, so refer to the OEM specifications to make sure the amp draw is within the acceptable range.
If the starter does not spin freely, or draws an unusually high or low number of amps, it is defective and replacement is required.
An unusually high current draw and low free turning speed typically indicate a shorted armature, grounded armature or field coils, or excessive friction within the starter itself (dirty, worn or binding bearings or bushings, a bent armature shaft or contact between the armature and field coils). The magnets in permanent magnet starters can sometimes break or separate from the housing and drag against the armature.
A starter that does not turn and draws a high current may have a ground in the terminal or field coils, or a frozen armature.
Failure to spin and zero current draw indicates an open field circuit, open armature coils, defective brushes or a defective solenoid.
Low free turning speed combined with a low current draw indicates high internal resistance (bad connections, bad brushes, open field coils or armature windings).

2005 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 22, 2019


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2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 19, 2019


lower dash drivers side generally , the lid/cover will detail what fuse does what function , also most radio's will have a fuse at the rear of the radio so if the fuse box one is ok then will have to get radio out and check fuse(s) at rear

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 17, 2019


The security systems pass lock is disabling the vehicle. This usually happens when the ignition switch does not recognize the ignition key and/or a defective fob or the battery in the fob needs to be replaced. If you ignition key is too worn. This could possibly be your problem

2003 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 14, 2019


disconnect the catalytic converter/muffler and see if that helps. If so, you've got a plugged converter/muffler

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 13, 2019


These codes indicate the engine is running lean on both banks, check your fuel filter and if good you need to have your fuel pump tested under load, these codes are almost always the pump in my experience but note that if both front O2 sensors went bad at the same time or the intake manifold could have a major leak but the leak would have to have started on both sides at the same time. My hunch is if you change the pump and filter you should be alright, I have problems with aftermarket fuel pumps like carter and napa so I use Ford pumps. I hope this helps. Take care.

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019


replace the relay, jumper wire wont work, there is a small set of points inside the relay, there probably burnt, or stuck open

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Apr 22, 2019


We will have to pinpoint what the engine is missing.
- Spark
- Fuel
- Compression

All three of these are tested when the engine is being cranked over. There are two way of checking for fuel. Fuel pressure and fuel trigger. Both are very important and must be present for the car to start. Fuel pressure is self explanatory. You just hook up the gage and see what the reading is. Fuel trigger is check with a noid light. The injector gets unplugged and the noid light gets plugged in to the injector clip. With the engine cranking over, this light must blink. This is the signal to the injectors from the computer. You can have all the fuel pressure in the world, but it wont matter if the injector is not pulsing gas into the cylinder like it should! Compression tester, spark tester, fuel pressure gage and noid light are all accessible at your local auto store. All three tests play a very important part in diagnosing a no start condition. Be extremely careful when doing these tests.

Thereis a relay in the Power Distribution Box, that governs the fuel pump (click image for zoom)...

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Test it and keep us updated.

1999 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 20, 2019


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Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Apr 02, 2019


Problem with hot wiring the ignition is that the vehicle will start and run but with out turning the ignition the steering wheel will be locked > I suggest a new ignition switch , you can always hammer a flat head screw driver in the ignition were the key goes and turn the ignition. Either way you will need a new ignition switch .

1994 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 29, 2019


There is no reset, if the light is on and/or you have a no start condition then you need it tested to determine the cause.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 29, 2019

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