We have a 1993 Ford Taurus, 125,000 miles, 3.0ltr engine that won't start.
While turning in a parking lot, the driver lightly bumped a pole while backing to turn around.
Almost immediately the steering felt like it was skipping and was hard to turn.
Next while going up a lg hill, the car began to smoke/overheat. Reaching their destination the car's radiator began to leak from the bottom. We let the car cool, filled radiator up with water, started and left. The car began getting hot after about a mile. We went over a pot hole in the road and heard a noise, then the car just started slowing down. We've had three of our friends that know quite a bit about cars but not that much about Ford Taurus give us pretty much the same advice. We believe it's the fuel pump but need to check the fuse to the pump before we replace.
WILL YOU, PLEASE, TELL US WHERE THE FUSE TO THE FUEL PUMP IS LOCATED (if there is one)?
Does the car start? How do you get from overheating to fuel pump going out? Do not overheat the engine, irt is probably the single worst thing possible for your engine. If the fuse is bad, car wouldn't run period. Underhood fuse panel. Look at number 3 fuse, also check the inertia switch located on the right rear quarter fender, in the trunk, behind the carpeted wall piece, make sure it is not tripped, their is a fuel pump relay, covered by that number 3 fuse, located in the ccrm, the black box on top of the radiator sight shield.