Thanks in advance Hello Thanks for the donation It does seem to be a faulty solenoid, however an intermittent problem is just that. Clean off mounting area and refit wires to new starter first then bolt it in place. Remove the tire and plastic stabalizer bar. Replace battery cable ends and if the problem persists, replace entire cable. So browse around our great selection of car parts and let's help with that auto repair or car upgrade! Then you need to pry out the headlight switch, undo some screws that hold the upper dash trim panel, and remove it.
The second try it will then sputter and start. I pulled over and shut the air conditioning off to listen to my vehicle. What do you think is the problem? The less fuel in the tank the easier it will be. This relay, one of the first two maxi-sized relay blocks that you can see as you look toward the back of the box, sits to the right of another relay block 24 fan relay. I plan on keeping this car forever. Keep in mind, that 9 out of 10 times, the car starts right up on the first turn, like normal. The mounting nuts are located on the mid area of the frame and accessed from under the car.
Starter is held to trans shell with 2 bolts, I seem to remember they were 15 mm, but not certain. The problem is intermittent as it usually starts when it cools down and has happened 3-4 times over 4 month. Replace it with a new Ford Taurus starter from AutoZone today to ensure top-notch performance for years to come. Then I turn the key to start it again, then nothing. Decreased level of driving quality and general functionality, higher petrol consumption, or threat of component malfunction are merely several negative aspects of driving a car with a defective auto component. The proper method to diagnose this is to measure the two voltages directly at the starter motor from the terminal to the starter case during attempted cranking.
Please advise me as to what my next step is. Then 3 months later, same problem. The rubber boot will provide some protection to the starter. The oil wrench and the power leads made contact and immediately started sparking. I cannot imagine why an engineer would allow a location for a flammable liquid to drip onto a power source.
He also said to make sure the protective cap was placed over the terminal leads of the solenoid again. He was much less cheerful about it. Neither one of them has tried to contact me. Seperate both tie rod ends. The car sounded like it was continually turning over while running. However, sometimes, about 1 out of 5 times or so of starting, when I turn the key, I get nothing.
But have a jack supporting the weight while you do that. The service technician agreed that this solenoid was in an awful place. I anxiously await your response. Right now my car is in the shop for the 11th day in row. In the 2 more years he owned the car they cheerfully replaced the starter 4 more times! With the fuel filler door open and cap off listen at the fuel tank and you should hear the pump run for a few seconds and then shut off. You can buy just the pump, but I… You'll need to remove the instrument cluster. So how do you find out what problems are occurring? Sunday, November 21, 2004, I changed oil on my 2003 Ford Taurus.
If you are interested in advertising a for-profit service,. The 2003 Ford Taurus has major issues with the transmission failing. Tom and Ray, This has been driving me crazy for the past 3 years. It includes a bendix, which is a spinning shaft that only extends when starting to mesh the starter gear with the flexplate or flywheel. Then it runs fine, starts the next 5 or 6 times with no problem. . This guy checked my electrical and cable from the starter to the battery, and he said all was Ok.
What happened after that was not a positive experience. Keep in mind, the car always starts eventually. The car never does leave me stranded, and it always always starts. The mechanic said the solenoid shorted internally causing starter to engage. So I turn the key back and forth 6 or 7 times and it starts. Some are spring loaded and you pry them away from the direction they are pushing on the belt. They all look the same.
As far as I could see, no damage was done to the electrical wires. This book has very detailed information on how to repair most of your common problems with cars. Your problem could be ground connections, ignition switch, starter or battery cables or connections or even bad starters. § Remove and discard the old gasket. He then tried to start the car, turned the key, and it started right up. When I took him over there I saw the engine lust bucking and jumping instead of cranking. If they are both above 10.