2006 Ford Taurus Visitor, Neosho, MO, January 11, 2012 17:30 Intermittent problems getting car started. Replaced fuel filter, key reader, cam sensor,and crank sensor. Nothing seemed to help. When it happens all the information in the information center window resets such as trip mileage, MPG, outside air temp, ect. 2006 Ford SEL 41,000 miles
2006 Ford Taurus Starting problems! Help! on 2006 Ford Taurus
by Ted 56 in Neosho, MO on January 11, 2012
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ANSWER by patrick mannion , January 11, 2012
Do you also loose clock settings and radio preset stations if so start at the battery see that connections are clean tight and secure, then check connections at the power supply to the fuse box, it sounds like a power loss or voltage drop. Doing tests to find out what is wrog is better than replacing parts. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
COMMENT by Ted 56 , January 11, 2012
Thanks Patrick, the work was done at a local garage and he did several tests. He got no codes however there was a voltage drop to around 9v's while cranking but cranked fine and showed no sign of not enough battery power. I did clean terminals and checked connentions. The radio changed to AM setting but didn't lose station settings! Could the voltage drop cause this to happen?