2004 Ford Taurus starting problem

Old 02-27-07, 09:58 PM
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Question 2004 Ford Taurus starting problem


I am hoping someone can offer some assistance, it would really be appreciated.
I have a 2004 Ford Taurus, 3.0L 24V DOHC with 58,000 miles. It has always started with no issues or hesitation, until now…. Intermittently the car will not start and I think it may be a fuel pump, fuel regulator, relay, or computer related problem. The check engine light is not on. I did fill up with ¾ a tank of gas about 40 miles before this issue and the fuel filter has about 20,000 miles on it. This is what happens when the car will not start. Turn the key to start the car, fuel pump turns on and engine turns over but does not fire, fuel gauge stays at empty ( off state ) even though there is a full tank and low fuel light comes on over display. Car will not start. Turn key to off position and speedometer gauge makes a clinking sound and bounces between 0 and 2 MPH. Let car sit for a few minutes and it may start or it will go through this cycle again. I have not checked for fuel pressure yet, because when the car is started it runs perfect. It seems that the engine is not getting fuel when it does not start. Any ideas on what the issue might be would be great. I’m not quite sure were to start trouble shooting this problem.

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Aaron Reinhart
Old 02-27-07, 11:06 PM
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Check your battery grounds.
If not check fuel pressure when cranking and start from there

Last edited by the_tow_guy; 02-28-07 at 06:11 AM. Reason: Not necessary to quote entire post.

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