2001 Ford Taurus Q&A
2001 Ford Taurus Question: Why does my car not even turn over? Sometimes it does and others not.
I have replaced the serpentine belt, idler pulley, new coil new plugs, new plug wires, new battery, new alternator,new fuel injectors, new starter. When the weather is warm it starts, runs, but with a miss. Not as bad a miss as before since I put new idler pulley on.The check engine light stays on. I can hear the fuel pump turning on when I turn the key to the on position. The theft light blinks off and on when it is not running and parked and locked in the driveway. Could it be my o2 sensors upstream and downstream, Belt tensioner,MAF sensor ( I watched a video on cleaning this but haven't done it yet) Also I noticed before I put all these serpentine belt (new) alternator, Idler pulley. That sometimes when it missed, the brakes didnot function properly. They worked somewhat but with hesitation like i had no brakes. It's got ABS and Front wheel drive . Just wondering if anyone out there could help me to know what's wrong. I really like the little car and got a good deal in it. But i just want it to run. I've spent alot of money on it already. The transmission is automatic and works great. Please help me to maybe give some ideas or opinions on it. Thanks Gizmo from Tennessee. - gizmo2014
Well Gizmo, your first mistake was to just start installing parts without proper diagnosis! Your next mistake was to keep doing it over and over expecting different results! Since you have already wasted more money than you could have had it fixed for, i will offer a guess that you have a vacuum leak as part of the trouble with the brakes and engine skip. By not turn over do you mean not start at times? OR not crank at times? Tow different meanings! - pushrod
wow you have wasted alot of money,you could have had it fixed and goten an oil change also.seek a diag and est from a mechanic - globalhelper