Car wont start

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Electrical problem
1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

The car starts at times and at times does not. It cranks but nothing more. We have replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump, and the intregrated control module located below the fan shroud. Upon testing fuel pressure the car is getting plenty of gas. I tried to start the car and it started but after turning it off it would not start again. I checked the ignition coil and while it was receiving power from the connector, it was not firing. What could be the cause of this problem?
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JGAROFALO
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The possible causes are:

Ignition module.

PIP sensor (the pickup coil inside the distributor).

Ignition coil.

You can test the resistance of the primary coil winding - it should be 0.3 to 1.0 ohms. Secondary winding resistance should be 8k to 11.5 k ohms. If this checks OK, connect a 12-volt test light between the TACH connector and engine ground. While cranking, the light should pulse on and off. If it fails this test, replace the ignition module or PIP sensor. You can only tell which one has failed by substitution with the normally available home testing equipment.
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Tiny
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So if the light is pulsing then both the ignition control module and the pick up coil are ok?
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JGAROFALO
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If the light is pulsing, that indicates that the sensor is picking up the signal, and that the module is switching as it should. Oh. Yes, that means that the distributor end is OK - chack the coil resistances, and if they are OK, look for something shorting out the secondary voltage - like a bad rotor or distributor cap.
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Tiny
BURKEENS
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 190,000 MILES
Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 190000 miles

my 1994 taurus will not crank. When I turn the key the fuel pump keeps running and the cooling fan turns on but the engine fails to start. The air conditioner fan also cannot be switch to high it stay on low
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Check starter and relay
check small wire at the starter solenoid
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ROBERTAH
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
Brakes problem
1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

If my brakes are making a sound what do I do?

Car will not start but lights coome on when during engine on but will not start
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It sounds like you have two seperate problems. First, have the brakes checked. Chances are you need new ones.

As far as the no start, you need to check if you are getting spark and fuel to the engine. Here are directions for that:

https://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_an_ignition_system.htm

https://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KIMBERLY70
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 160,000 MILES
My car wont start. Can a fan control module keep a car from starting?
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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No. Check to see if you are getting spark and fuel to the engine. One is most likely missing. Let me know which one.
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
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FARMERBB
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It started with the car rolling downhill, despite being in Park. We had the linkage adjusted, so that it would reliably go into Park, and lock the transmission. But now we have trouble getting it OUT of Park, and almost all the time it will not start when in Park, We have to move it to Neutral before the car will start. There is a considerable amount of play in the column shift position arc, such that when actually in Drive, it can look as though it is in quite a different gear, maybe two poisitions away. We have adjusted the wheel under the shifter, which controls the orange gear position indicator, but we still have a lot of problems getting it out of Park, and in starting the engine. Is there some other detent/lock mechanism operating here?
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TAURUSWHEEL
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Check the mlps, multi-lever-position-sensor, otherwise known as the neutral safety switch, for correct operation. It sits on top of the trans, under the air cleaner hose. The shift linkage is attached to it, along with a wire connector, good luck
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RICKW32
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I have a 1994 ford tarus with a 3.O and I have fuel and fire but engine will not start. Any sugestions.
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing
belt/chain.
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GRANTSQUIRES85
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive

this car will not start its the 3.8 modle with the 24 valve mortor the sho modle im just lost on what to try next I havent check the control moduel I believe its getting fire please help
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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Check for fuel pressure check for spark do a compression test
not sure how this is a link to video selection should help

https://www.2carpros.com/video.htm
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