1989 Ford Taurus Intermittant Starting Problem

Tiny
SDWRIGHT
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  • 1989 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
Car will not start at times. When this happens you can start the car manually by shorting terminals on the solenoid. At least I think that is what it is. Mounts on the right side of the engine compartment. AAA showed me how. Safety switch that prevents starting unless car is in park has been replaced. Used test lamp to determine that when the car does not start there is no voltage coming in to the solenoid. Looking for ideas on what to try next.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 12:42 PM

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Tiny
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I had the same issue in the past (some times my taurus would start sometimes it wouldn't). Went to Auto Zone and bought a new starter for about $125, climbed under the car and replaced it in about 10 min. Problem resolved. If you decied to replace your start, dont forget to DISCONNECT the cables from the battery BEFORE you start working on your car.
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 AT 8:07 AM

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