1990 Ford Taurus Q&A

1990 Ford Taurus Question: wont start

car started when i first bought it but the battery wouldnt charge, then i parked it and it hasnt started since. even when i try to jump it. there was a crack in the starter solonoid so i replaced it and now none of the electronics work and it still wont start? what do i do? -
Answer 1
If the battery is shorted,(junk) you may not be able to jump through it. Save time and money borrow a ford batter from a buddy (that is full charged) swap it with yours. See if it starts. Also make sure all connections are clean. -
Answer 2
Agree with answer above. Turn on the ignition switch to the on but not run position do you see an icon on the instrument panel representing a battery, if you do not see this battery icon the alternator is not seeing power to allow it to charge. Start the engine does the battery icon go out. . Put a volt meter across the battery terminals with the engine off, at rest the battery voltage should be 12.6 volts if the battery is fully charged. Now get a friend to start the car while you watch the voltmeter, the voltage reading across the battery should read approximately 14.6 volts if the alternator is charging correctly. -
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