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
by Visitor in Saline, MI on June 01, 2010
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?
car wont start,have lights on dash,does not crank
my 2003 taurus is doing the same. engine doesn't even crank over. The warmer the weather gets the more this happens. Coolant was low and I filled it. gauge doesn't say I'm overheating, but engine needs to cool down before I can start car again. Mechanic replaced starter 3 weeks ago, but problem is still there. I would love some suggestions
Starter and solenoid have both been replaced and problem still exists. Thanks for your suggestions, but this is turning out to be a very frustrating problem. Every time I stop the car I have to raise the hood to cool down whatever needs cooling down. Wait 5 minutes and car starts just fine. Each time I stop to do an errand I have to repeat same procedure.
I have a 1998 Ford Taurus. We're ready to pull our hair out because we have a Ford Mechanic we know personally that can not diagnose this issue. This only happens when the weather is warm or hot. Never happens in the cooler months. Autozone techs said it could be the following: coil pack, temp sensor, water pump, or crank sensor. We just changed the coil pack and temp sensor and today I waited 4 hours for it to start. I got up this morning went to AutoZone to get the part, then to walmart to get a couple things, post office and my last stop is when I went outside and it refused to start. This has been the same senerio summer after summer with no resolution. This began the summer of 2008. At first we thought it was bad gas we were getting. Then we realized if we let it sit for an hour or so it took right off. Engine sounds great. No stuttering, just purrs when she finally gets going.
Today it was over 90 degrees outside and I just can't trust this car. I went to Auto Zone and purchased the crank sensor and plan on changing that. If that does not FIX this car then I'm thinking of getting rid of the car. This is frustrating when your stranded for hours. It's like a part has to cool down then click it starts. I'll let everyone know if replacing the crank sensor did the trick. I've had a lot of input on this car and NO real solutions. There seems to be a lot of people with the same ISSUE. Ford needs to take a look and do something about it. Our family came from a FORD background, but my faith in Ford is almost ZERO.
Solution.. check to see if Toyota has 0% financing in your state.
Toyota does the same, I have a Toyota now that has done the same thing for 3 years now.
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..