2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
I recently had a problem with my 2000 Taurus SE starting. The 40 amp fuse that support the starter is the problem. Apparently the 40amp fuse under the hood repeatedly blows ever other time I attempt to start the car. When this fuse goes nothing on the dash board and radio, lights up. The car will not turn over at all. Then if I replace the fuse and immediately attempt to start the car another 40 amp fuse is blown. I have even increase the amps of the fuse to a 60 amp and it still blows. Initially my mechanic stated it was the starter or the relay so I replaced both, I even replace the battery but it still happens. I had it checked again for a short sensing it may be a wire lose that wasn't grounded however the mechanic did not find anything. I am sure it is an electric problem but no one seems to have a clue where the problem is. Presently I have another mechanic claiming its the ignition switch but it can't be that either because the car starts after sitting for a day once I replace the blown fuse. This vehicle never shuts off while I am driving but if I stop for gas and turn off the car when I attempt to restart the vehicle the same problem occurs. During the time it is not working it will blow whatever number of fuses I place in it. Usually its a 24hour process before it works again. Do you have any clue what could be causing this problem? Should I just get rid of the vehicle or is this something I can fix? Can you please give me some guidance?
Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 2:35 PM