1995 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
Our car tore up about two months ago. The original symptoms of the main problem was that early in the morning when the car had not be driven it would take several cranks to start it. It would run fine for the rest of the day as long as we did not leave it sitting for a few hours. After leaving the car sitting for an hour or more the car would again take several cranks to start. Sometimes the car would start and die about two minutes after driving once it finally start. The car would usually start back up with a few cranks but the problem got worse. The car would take several hours like 6 hours to start back after dieing while driving it. The cranking sounded fine it just would not turn the engine over. My uncle is supposedly an ASE certified mechanic and one day when the car died while we were driving it he came to the rescue. We did not know what the problem was but he was thinking it was the main computer located (i am assuming) above the radiator in a box. He said the computer was hot and poured ice cold water inside the box which he said was the computer. The car never started again. I am tired of not having a car and if anyone would help me with this I would be very very thankful. I am finally able to have the car fixed and trying to decide the best step so that I keep the peace with the family. The car is currently sitting at my uncles auto garage and I am going to tow it to someone else. I want to have some professional suggestions before I let another family member fix it at his garage. Please help me!
Additional problems that may be related: Lights came on would not go off, took lights out. Door lock in drivers side door messed up, dad fixed it and alarm system doesn't work anymore nor does the driver side door lock. Car would idle high when started in park and then go low enough for the engine to jump a little. The idling problem only existed in park. Sometimes the car would act like it was running out of gas when the starting problems started.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 8:02 AM