2004 FORD TAURUS OIL LEAK FROM FILTER EFFECTING STARTER?

  • Tiny
  • martinbryson
  • 2004 Ford Taurus

Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 77000 miles

i had an oil leak from the base of my oil filter after I fixed the leak problem my starter giving me problems sometimes it will not start at all.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 AT 8:22 AM

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  • blackop555
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If the oil soaked the starter it can cause poor connection. Also if it gets inside it can short out teh coils and such.

Does starter turn on at all?

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 8:58 AM
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  • martinbryson
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As far as I can tell there is a tick when I try to start it only one tick! Each time I try. I also tried to jump start the car thinking the battery was bad with no results same tick. Is there anything else I can do to troubleshoot this problem? I would hate to spend 150$ on a starter if thats not the issue. However the car has made that screeching sound when trying to start it earlier last year. I did remove the starter today there is a burnt smell inside it is it hard to take apart to see inside?

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 5:24 PM
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Take in teh starter and the relay to a local autopart store they will most likely test it for free.

Could be a bad relay. Try jumping the starter at the solenoid and see if it engages.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 5:58 PM

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