Mechanics

STARTING ENGINE

2003 Ford Station Wagon

Computer problem
2003 Ford Station Wagon 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 180, 00 miles

I have a 2003 Ford Taurus station wagon. On several occassions I have tried to start the car after driving or even after it has been sitting overnite, but all I get when I turn the key is nothing. No engine light comes on, no cranking, completely dead. I then disconnect the battery cable and wait 30 seconds, re connect the cable and it starts like nothing happened. Is this unique to this car?

Thanks, Joe
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Joe Palesch
July 15, 2010.




Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

I would start by having a very close look at the battery terminals, are they corroded at all? How do the battery posts look? Any sign of pitting? It may be a case of the terminals not making a good contact, they may look and feel tight, but if they must fit sung and have a good area of contact, if in doubt replace the terminals, I would start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jul 15, 2010.
I have already changed the contacts terminals. There is no corrosion at all, no sign of pitting either. Could a loose wire somewhere in the engine dept cause a short.

Tiny
Joe Palesch
Jul 16, 2010.
Check the earth cable where it bolts to the engine, check the main power cable at the starter.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Mhpautos
Jul 16, 2010.

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