Head gaskets change

Tiny
JWALKER1979
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  • 2000 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 233,161 MILES
I changed the head gaskets on my 3.0L Ford Taurus, now it will not run or start up. It is getting fuel and spark. I double checked all electrical connections and the fuel rail everything is plugged in. I installed new spark plugs and checked all of the spark plug wires. The timing on wires seems to be right it does not crank hard. I hooked it up to a scanner and it is not showing any codes. Any advice on as what is wrong?
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 AT 10:43 PM

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Tiny
CAR-MAN145
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Did you check the compression?
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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Yes, the compression is within specs.
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
CAR-MAN145
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Then I would think it would have to be timing if you have spark, fuel and compression then it should start unless there is not enough fuel or the timing is off. Try using starter fluid to start it that would tell us if it a fuel problem.
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 AT 3:16 AM
Tiny
JWALKER1979
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I am pretty sure it is not timing related. The timing was never messed with. I think it is the mass air flow sensor. It seems to be getting too much fuel. I pulled the plugs after every time of trying to start and the plugs are soaking wet with fuel.
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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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If the heads off, the valve timing is affected, sounds as if this may be the issue, re check valve timing first, with the hard cranking it may be set to far advanced.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
JWALKER1979
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Issue is resolved. Number one and five on coil were dead. Spark on 2, 3, 4 and 6 all were really weak. Put a new coil on and the car runs great. Thanks for everyone's advice.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Ok, thanks for the feed back, good to see it was an easy fix.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 AT 6:10 AM
Tiny
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Just crazy that the coil failed after the engine was taken apart. Lol
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 AT 3:00 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Not that odd really, we see these things all the time, fix something and something else lies down and dies, hopefully that the end of it for you.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
JWALKER1979
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Oh it's the end of it on this car. Told my customer his car was done and advised him to sell it. It has 233,000 miles on it. I told him the transmission would probably be next. They are notorious for bad transmissions, it is a Taurus after all. Lol
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 AT 6:17 AM
Tiny
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Glad we can help please use 2Carpros anytime we are happy to assist
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Sunday, April 17th, 2016 AT 6:41 PM

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