Engine not starting

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NIEVES09
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 10,480 MILES
It had intermitent electricity and the check engine light went on, then one day I had trouble to start it did'nt start, next day with trouble it started took a ride notice that AC was not cooling and when I got home tried to start car to change from place and nothing. All lights on dash and alarm and everything OK but when you try to start. Nothing, just goes blank.
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NIEVES09
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It should say 114,800 miles
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ASEMASTER6371
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Have the battery, alternator and starter checked first. You may have a bad starter motor

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ROMMER25
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
I have a v-6 2003 Taurus with 48000 miles. When I start up after the car has been sitting awhile, I have no problems. When I stop some place and within minutes try to start again, the car sounds like I have a dying battery (this doesen't happen all the time). After I wait a few minutes, it starts right up. A guy at the auto parts who was checking my battery said that some noise was coming from the area by my linkage. He couldn't pin point it because the car started up. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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TAURUSWHEEL
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What linkage? Possibly the starter may have increased resistance when hot, drawing too many amps, have someone do a load test on the battery, if you start when cold no issue? How about if you try starting it 5 or 6 times in a row when cold any difference in the start?
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RAMIJOST
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
Engine Performance problem
2003 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 96000 miles

Hello: I can strart my car, but when I take my feet off the gas pedal, to put the car in D, it turns off.

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ZACKMAN
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Check your throttle position sensor and your camshaft position sensor.
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MOELISSAANNWHITE
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
Electrical problem
2003 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles

ok my car has been driving fine. I shut my car off and went inside my home for about ten minutes, when I came out and went to start my car it just went click click click and would not start. I thougt my battery had just died but I tried to boost it and it would not even try to turn over. All the electricals wont work unless my battery is hoooked up to something. Is my battery just completely dead or is there something more?
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:10 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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If a jump did not get a started
suspect a bad starter
check battery state of charge
check battery terminals
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GALI465
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
2003 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have Ford Taurus, it was parked for about 9 months (due to some title issue) without driving, now when I tried to start, first it start up then shut off after few seconds and after that it did not start, after few days again I tried, it was not starting and then next day I tried and it start up but I kept my foot on gas as soon as I try to release my foot from gas it shut off and again did not start and while engine was when my foot was on gas paddle, it was shakking. Before I parked 9 months ago, it was running great.

I will appreciate if you can let me know the solution.

Thanks
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:10 PM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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Clean out the idle air control valve and test the throttle position and mass airflow sensor-
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JKCELDER
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  • 190,000 MILES
The car would not start when we stopped for gas after a 4 hour ride. We had to get a boost. We had the battery, alternator and starter checked. All checked out fine. After the car cooled off it started up with no problem. What caused this?
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:12 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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You didn't say what the symptom was so I have to assume the engine started with the jump-start. That would imply it was cranking too slowly to start. If the battery and generator passed professional load tests, suspect the battery cables or their connections. Ford has had a lot of trouble with the strands of copper wire corroding away under the insulation where you can't see it where it bolts to the starter. A jump-start usually will not help in that case.

If the generator was only tested for the voltage it was developing, that is not conclusive. If the voltage is right, that only proves it and the rest of the wiring are working. The generator can still have a defective diode which will reduce its output current capacity to exactly one third of its rated output. That is usually not enough to meet the demands of the car's electrical system so the battery has to make up the difference. That will slowly run it down as you drive. A jump-start WILL take car of that.

Another one of the many problems that get lumped in as a "no-start" condition is caused by a sensor failing by becoming heat-sensitive. Some of them fail most commonly when stopping for gas or anywhere else for a few minutes. While driving, the natural air flow keeps those sensors cool. When you stop for a short period of time, the heat from the engine migrates up to those sensors causing them to fail. The engine will crank normally but won't start. A jump-start won't help that, however, those sensors cool down and often start working again in a half hour to an hour. If you had to wait that long for help to arrive, the sensor might have cooled enough to work so the engine started right up when it was being jump-started. That is a coincidence, not proof of a battery or charging system problem.

The best place to start is by measuring the battery voltage with the engine running. It must be between 13.75 and 14.75 volts. If it is low, suspect the generator or the built-in voltage regulator. There's an easy test to determine which one is the cause. If it's the regulator, it can be replaced without replacing the entire generator. If the voltage is acceptable, have a professional load test performed by your mechanic. There's different generators available but yours should be able to deliver around 80 to 100 amps. If all you can get is around 25 to 35 amps, it has a bad diode and must be replaced. With one bad diode out of the six, "ripple" will also be very high. Some testers list ripple as a voltage but most just show it from low to high on a bar graph.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:12 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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How to reset alarm without the remote, car will not start
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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You may have to go to ford to get a new remote to help you.

Roy
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 230,000 MILES
A few months ago, I had my car tuned up by a mechanic that programmed the tune up to 2006 on the computer. In a few days there were major problems beginning with my car. Then I took it to another mechanic that fixed it and it ran like a dream again. Then a day or two later I heard the fizzzzz sound of a vaccuum leak. This car has had a few vaccuum leaks so I recognized the sound immediately.I took car back to the last mechanic and he said the EGR valve was going out. Two days later, I put bad gas in car. In 2 miles the car died. I have replace fuel filter. Fuel pump. EGR valve and air filter. Reset buttom for fuel pump is pushed. Car will not start. It does sound like it is even firing. Can you help?
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Scan for codes andcheck fuelpressure first. If it's a vacuum leak it would have to be a large one to not let the car start.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:13 PM (Merged)
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JKIRBY38
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  • 190,000 MILES
How to disable the car alarm without the remote on 2003 ford taurus, car will not start, tryed taking the battery loose, that didnt work. Dont know what eles to do. Thank you for any help.
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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The answer is the same as before. You need to go to ford for a new remote and have them program it.

Roy
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS
  • 97,000 MILES
Lately my car has have problems starting up, today it did not start up or turnover or even click, I put in a brand new battery since autozone said I had a bad battery. When I replaced it, it still did the same thing. Nothing. Do u think I have a bad starter or alternator? Thanks
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