after the new started was installed i drove it to 3 or 4 places then it wouldnt start and all other power was gone too. had the starter tested and it passed but i got another just in case. also replaced the fuse to the starter relay. is it wiring or just a FORD?
car wont start after i replaced the starter that was installed in april '12. on 2002 Ford Taurus
by frank1968vet in Sacramento, CA on July 15, 2012
ANSWER by United Auto Service Center on July 16, 2012
This may be dumb question, but have you checked the battery and the connections? Now, when I say check, I don't just mean look at them, but actually remove the connections, *thoroughly* clean the terminals, inspect the wires for corrosion damage, and test the battery out of the car. I can't tell you how many seemingly enormous problems that come into the shop turn out to be nothing more than a bad battery connection or faulty/missing ground.