Engine not starting

Tiny
F4I_GUY
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Sounds like the battery ran low. Try boosting it or charging the battery to see if it starts.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 11:51 AM (Merged)
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FUNONAME
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The battery is fully charged we left it on the charger for several hours. We got all of the lights and they stay on when we try to crank it over.
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WALKERPLAY
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
Will start fine when cold, go to the store turn it off come back will turn over but will not start. Few times already.
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Next time it refuses to start check for fuel and spark. Also go to this link: https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start
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WALKERPLAY
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It is firing, no code came up either.
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DJCL
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Is it cranking?
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WALKERPLAY
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After about twenty minutes it will start. The starter is working.
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DJCL
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When it is not starting check for spark on two plug wires at the spark plug boots. Use a spark tester or a screwdriver in the end of the spark plug boot. Hold the end near the handle about a quarter of an inch from a known good ground. When cranking there should be rapid sparks jumping the air gap. Check fuel psi and injector pulse. Hope this helps. Tell me the year and engine size with the 8th letter of the VIN number.
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YVONNE COLLINS
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 47,000 MILES
Front wheel drive.

My LX has a 3.0 OHV engine (engine code 2) and is not firing on cylinder number five when idling. At speeds above idle, all cylinders appear to be firing okay, but the engine runs roughly when idling. I am getting normal mileage of 25 mpg on the Interstate at full speed.
The amber check engine light is on steadily, but if I am sitting at a red stop light for a minute or so, the check engine light starts blinking and the engine really gets much rougher. When that happens, when I accelerate to go at higher speeds with the amber light blinking on and off, the engine becomes so much rougher that I need to stop the car, shut the ignition off and re-start it to get rid of the blinking amber light and resume to the steady amber check engine light, when the only roughness in the engine is detectable only on idle, once again. The extreme roughness disappears after I follow this process.
Auto Zone did a free diagnosis for me, and two codes were detected;
1. PO316 Definition Crank sensor condition
Explanation the Crankshaft Position sensor signal is monitored for error
Probable causes - 1) Crank sensor defective
2) Check connector and wiring to sensor
3) Check trigger wheel for damage

2. The second code detected by Auto Zone was P0305
Definition - Cylinder misfire detected Cylinder No. 5
Explanation the power train control module monitors the crankshaft speed and has detected a misfire condition.
Probable causes 1) ignition system fault spark plug(s), ignition wires, coil
2) vacuum leak
3) injector fault
4) high or low fuel pressure

So far, I have switched the following parts from my other Ford Taurus, a 2006 model;
The camshaft position sensor, ignition wires, new spark plugs, ignition coil, new fuel injector for number five cylinder.
I have checked as best I was able for a vacuum leak by spraying water on the hoses and looking for bubbles and installed a new fuel filter as a makeshift measure of alleviating some of the possibility of high or low fuel pressure. I also switched the mass airflow module with my 2006 model. None of the above has had an effect.
A compression test was done on all six cylinders. Number five cylinder measured in at the lower end of its acceptable range, but still acceptable. The other five cylinders came in at the upper end of their acceptable range.
I do have another problem with the car which might or might not be related to the above problem, and that is the fuel gauge indicator (mechanical) is intermittent. It shows either 0 fuel or actual.
I hope that you have run into this kind of problem before and will recognize it and will be able to advise me what to try next.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 11:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Based on everything you mentioned, it sounds like a bad crank sensor. As far as vacuum leaks, since you are looking for vacuum, the water will not bubble. Most people will spray starting fluid or carburetor cleaner on the hoses because it will increase the idle if there is a leak. The bad part is the chance of fire if the spray hits something too hot. Check and see what you find.
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KITTYLOUISE
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We had the exact same problem for a long time and of course the third and cheapest rout was what fixed it. A fuel injection idle air control valve that I got off eBay for roughly $30.00 was super easy to install and fixed it right up. The other two things we tried that did not help us but might help you if the other does not the most common response was that it was the ignition module. Not cheap, about $100.00 eBay, but real easy to put it. Last, a fuel pump. Cheap to buy, but we had to pay for someone to put it in and it was a real bummer when it did not fix the problem. Good luck!
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WALKERPLAY
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Thanks, I will try the fuel injection idle control.
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DJCL
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If the idle valve is not working you could press down on the gas pedal and see if it starts.
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ACE27AP
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,100 MILES
Two wheel drive.

Hi, I my car will not start went I turn ignition key it makes a low clicking sound. I can play with ignition key try turn car on couple of times and sometimes after a few tries the car will start right up. I have a fully charged battery and battery cables look good and tight. Also, car tries to shut off while driving theft light comes on then goes away and car stays running. Thanks
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BLACKOP555
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When it will not start it will not crank? Or it cranks just will not turn over?

Sounds to me like you have a issue with the ignition switch. Check there first before going anywhere else.
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RUFUSRICH27
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Recently my wife was driving her car it began to cut back and then it cut off, she tried to start car back up and it turned over but would not start. I tried starting the car and I could hear a squeaking noise coming from the left side of the engine. I can hear the fuel pump come on so I do not think it is that. Do you have any idea what it could be?
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Tiny
HMAC300
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge first check fuses under hood as well.
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PKWASHERE
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,000 MILES
My car has been sitting for a few months. The battery was drained. But it has been charged. I started it and it ran, but when I turned it off and tried to start it. It would not start. It attempts to turn over but nothing. I had an uncle look at it. He says there is a switch near the gas tank that seems to switch on and off.
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Tiny
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Cranks but no start condition:

Get a helper disconnect a spark plug wire or two and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground, have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem. Do you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer.
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BAYLA1
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
V6 Automatic 89,000 miles.

Sometimes my car would cut off while driving and we would have to get out and tighten the battery cables and then it would start right up. That has not happened in over a month but now it performed a new trick for me this morning. My car started this morning and drove fine, but when my husband stopped to get gas and he tried to start the car it would not start. The lights, dashboard and radio came on but it would not start. We had it towed and as the driver was taking it off of the flatbed he noticed that it was leaking oil. Could the leak and not starting be connected?
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