1999 Ford Taurus Q&A
1999 Ford Taurus Question: car will not start when hot
car will not start after runing while in hot weather. If I let it set for about 45 minutes it starts. This only happens when weather is hot. I changed the spark plugs but this did not help - Visitor
What is the symptoms when it wont start? Does the engine crank over? Does it crank over and not start? Do you have lights on in the dash? - Bret Bodas
From what you state it sounds like the starter-solenoid to me. Do a google search on the following words and you will be well informed: car starter solenoid I had a 65 Chevy Malibu years ago that no matter what once it was run I had to wait at least a half hour for the starter cool down or crawl under and bypass the starter by putting a screwdriver across the two bolts and start it that way. Really sucked when all dressed up and out somewhere and if you accidentally forgot and shut it down if you were not staying long. In spite of this being a street rod it still did the same thing not start when the starter heated up and for some cars you need to run high performance or possibly someone put in the wrong one if bought used and some can even be bought new and not work or work a short time and die out too. Mine was a street rod and gas was not cheap to run in it even though the cost of gas was cheaper then so having a good starter made all the difference. All things being relative! I surmise it to be your starter solenoid and on some vehicles they are seperate and some internal to the starter. autopartswarehouse.com is a great site for cheap reliable parts, I have bought from them and no complaints and better warranties also that the local stores do not give. Even if not buying from them their dropdown parts finder is well worth the checking out of their site to locate your exact model or parts needed. Best of luck in getting your answers as quickly as possible! - Visitor
well, I know what the fix is. the problem is that I don't know where to buy the lighter spring. when the selonoid gets hot the stock spring will not engage the flywheel. the fix is a lighter spring. I have the same problem on my 383 stroker and though that it was because of the high compression, but was told that it's the bendix spring being to strong. I just called the gm dealer and was told that they no longer have the lighter springs. let me know if anybody finds where to buy one. - acekinghigh
i have a 1991 toyota corolla and im having the same prob..check the coil pack if it gets hot it will shut it down after it cools it will restart - Visitor
i would guess this would be the ignition module, i have a saturn and a 79 ford ltd which in hot weather will be running fine and bam it quits after about 45 minutes or longer sometimes a shorter period it will start , took me a while to figure out but i keep three on my fords fender well and when it quits i plug in a another module and it'll start every time ford , pontiac and a few others will do this when the ignition module gets hot, the others are all behind the coil packs on the side of the motor or tranny and are heck to change but will fix your problem, kenny. and yes i have a old hot rod camaro that will just not start after the starter gets hot , had a bad winding i have had silinoid to get hot and not kick over until it cooled but only on older chevies i have owned.. - Visitor
I had my mechanice look at our ford taurus that is having this exact same problem while it was doing it and he says it is the fuel pump....we have tried EVERYTHING ELSE....hopefully this will work. - hott in Orlando
my 91 Taurus had this problem. finally it just would not start again. In this case the mechanic replaced THE COMPUTER. It is located under the glove compartment. also there is a related part in front of the radiator. he used parts from a junkyard car and it cost near $400. - jessejr
I had the same problem for about four years now. I replaced everything related to starting a car. Finally, a cool down no longer worked any more, so I had it towed to my mechanic and it turns out to have been a bad fuel pump. Hallelujah!!! - dgravesusa
My daughter was having the same problem with her 98 taurus. I decided to swap the starter. Inside the box for the stater I found a technical bulletin. This is what it said: Ford has determined that corrosion in the last 4 inches of the vehicle S-terminal lead may have been the cause of or could result in a "NO CRANK" condition. The new starter has a 6 inch lead attached with a crimp splice at the end. - dvldg77
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