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?
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.
July, 16, 2010 AT 7:56 AM
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.
July, 16, 2010 AT 8:28 AM
Check the earth cable where it bolts to the engine, check the main power cable at the starter.