2007 Ford Taurus won't turn over

Tiny
KMORGAN33
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  • 2007 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 66,500 MILES
Just bought this used car, this morning won't turn over when I start, get juice but just won't turn over. Has been raining all night, gas above empty and is parked on a hill. Feels like the old f.O.R.D.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 6:17 AM

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Tiny
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Please define "won't turn over". Is the starter engaging and cranking the engine and it just won't start or is it completely dead?
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 6:45 AM
Tiny
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Does start, has juice but engine won't engage.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 6:49 AM
Tiny
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That makes even less sense. Are you saying the engine is cranking but not starting?

If so, then some testing will have to be done. I'm giving you the procedures but if they are beyond your ability, then your just going to have to take it into a shop form testing.

All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 6:53 AM
Tiny
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Thank you!
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 6:56 AM

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