1993 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
Battery died and car wouldn't start, but starter would turn over slowly. Charged the battery with a slow charger overnight. Tried to start next day and nothing, not even the starter turning. Went out of logical order and took out starter first to have it bench tested at a local parts store. Tested fine. Got to the battery, took it out and tried to start my other car with it, nothing. So, took the battery in and it tested bad. Replaced for free due to warranty. Installed new battery and old starter, still no turn from the starter. Figured it was the ignition or simply bad wiring somewhere. Bypassed the ignition wiring by connecting the positive post of the starter to the "tabby thing" that the smaller clip wire attaches to. Not sure about the official term. Anyway, starter fired up and actually got the engine to start by doing that. Now just don't know enough to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it. Any help on how to diagnose would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 7:22 PM