WHAT COULD BE CAUSING MY CAR NOT TO START WHEN THE BATTERY ISNT DEAD?

  • Tiny
  • apeek26
  • 2005 Ford Taurus
  • 12,700 miles

First thing in the morning my car starts fine but if I go somewhere and run into a store or appt when I come back out my car won't start right away. It first started doing this sporadically but seems to becoming a regular problem. The battery isn't dead, lights, radio and air conditioner will come on and I can even roll my windows down or up but my car just clicks and won't turn over. And this doesn't even happen everytime, sometimes it cranks fine. But on the occassion that it won't start I just have to be patient and wait and try to crank it every 5 mins or so and eventually it will start. ILve poured coke on the battery pegs just to make sure their wasn't a connection problem but that didn't help. I just really don't want to spend a fortune to take it somewhere if it could be something easy to fix.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 AT 2:44 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Starter motor sounds like it is failing. Make sure the battery connections are tight and clean

Roy

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012 AT 2:54 PM
  • Tiny
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The connections are both tight and I tried pouring coke on the battery to "eat" off any of the build up and didn't help any.

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012 AT 3:23 PM
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Ok, then you may have the starter issue remaining

Roy

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012 AT 3:42 PM

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