Sometimes after being driven for varying periods of time (I have not detected any pattern) the car will not re-start. So for example, I have driven to a store and had no problem, but after being in the store for say 10 minutes, when I try to leave, the engine turns over, but won't start. After a period of time and continued attempts at starting, the car eventually does start and runs fine. No engine light is on, no codes from obity 2 found. More rarely, at a stop, the car stalls while in gear. In all but 1 instance, the engine started right back up on the first try. Any ideas?
Intermittent starting issues on 2003 Ford Taurus
by ChristmasKillpatrick in Milwaukee, WI on June 02, 2009
ANSWER by dandd , June 05, 2009
I would check the crank sensor. They can cause all kings of intermittent dying and hard starting problems and not set any codes. The best way to check it is with a lab scope, but an ohm check will tell you a lot about its condition as well.