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1998 Ford Taurus Question: My car wont start unless its cool and sat two hours then starts fine

 

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jonsouthwood, Indianapolis, IN, April 05, 2014, 16:44
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After we start and run car it wont restart untill hour half

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    April 05, 2014, 16:56
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    CEL on?... Got to check for ignition fire and fuel while it will NOT srart!

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    jonsouthwood, April 05, 2014, 17:15
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    Sorry it will only turn like no battery sometimes get one click but it does nothing u hear fuel pump got batyery power headlights show but nothing until hour or so its not overheating cause take cap off and no water spray its very weird

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    pushrod, April 05, 2014, 17:50
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    Have the charging system (alternator output) checked! Also possible starter problem...

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    April 15, 2014, 16:38
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    90% certain it is the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank. They are NOTORIOUS for failures like this. With car running ok, remove fuel cap, put your ear near the hole and listen while someone in the car turns on the key WITHOUT starting engine. You should hear a whirring sound for a second or two. Next time car won't start,do this again. Bet you just hear a click or nothing at all. This means pump is failing.

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