2003 Taurus won't start

260

Asked by Jul 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My sister's 03 taurus was sputtering. I found that the pcv elbow was broken. I replaced it and now it won't start at all. It turns over as usual and I smelled gas so I let it sit for awhile thinking I had flodded it but It still doesn't start. Any suggestions?  

22 Answers

try disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes, the computer may still be trying to compensate for the broken elbow.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
260

I got it started but it's not ideling properly. Drove it around a little and as soon as I pulled in the driveway it cut off. I re-started it and it cuts off when I put in gear. It also cuts off when I turn on the AC. I'm now getting codes P1131 and P1152.

10 out of 10 people think this is helpful.
260

(I'm new at this so I hope I posted this correctly) I got it started but it's not ideling properly. Drove it around a little and as soon as I pulled in the driveway it cut off. I re-started it and it cuts off when I put in gear. It also cuts off when I turn on the AC. I'm now getting codes P1131 and P1152.

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.

Your car is running rich. Could be the EGR valve or O2 sensors, or both.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

clean-replace IAC-Idle Air Control,with carb cleaner,is located on Throttle Body,also clean the TB inside with carb cleaner,pour a can of sea fome fuel injector cleaner into a tank of gas.first replace or have the crank sensor replaced,it may be bad causeing a no spark.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

excuse me I had a case of the stupid.

260

I changed O2 sensors, still same problem. ideling drops below 1 and shuts off when I turn on ac and now I hear a high pitched whistle, like something closing, when it cuts off.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Do as this papa guy said,he is right on the money.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
260

Replaced IAC. It started right up but after ideling for about 10 mins, it went back to ideling up and down. codes P1132 and P1152

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Try cleaning the egr and sensor. The idle air control valve won't cause a rich condition and loping idle

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

could also be a bad throttle position sensor.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

could be a bad throttle position sensor.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
260

how do I test the TPS?

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.
260

Thanks alot Jeff. It was the EGR.

260

Sorry, I spoke too soon. It idles much better. Hasn't cut off at all, butafter riding around a bit I got the same codes. P1132 and P1152

Check the dpfe sensor on the egr.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
260

would that cause it to not cold start? This morning it didn't start right away. I had to try 3 or 4 times.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
260

Would the wrong gap on the spark plugs cause this problem? They may have been gapped for the DOC instead of the OHV engine.

plug gap should be the same on both engines.still say it is a bad crank sensor.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

O2 sensor remplce bouth and run it for about 100mils,and if still does it.Disconect the batteri for about 15mis. And if not working egr.

1,520

I had this same problem with my taurus, i change all kinds of crap trying to fix, i had no codes to go by, i figured out it was the ignition electrical switch, it was the cheapest and easiest fix out of all the bs i changed for nothing, the electrical ignition switch is located undet steering column, small box with a slide switch, that hooks into the key cylinder, 26 dollar part, took me thirty minutes to fix the problem

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
35

try opening the throttle a quarter of an inch on cold start and see if it takes off faster. Possible injectors leaking fuel into engine over night

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Ford Taurus won't start 2 answers

    2003 Ford Taurus LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2003 taurus that won't start 3 answers

    car was running ruff then quit running. 4 codes p0305 and p0306 cylinder 5 & 6 misfire. p0316 misfire on start. p1151 undefined lack of H02S21 switches/ sensor , lean I put new plug wires and plugs ...

    2003 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 ford Taurus 6 answers

    How can you tell if it's the battery or altinator that's bad??? My car won't start

    2003 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cranks but won't start 2 answers

    I have a 2003 Ford Taurus that cranks but won't start. This happened about 3 years ago and it was the coil pack. I replaced the coil pack again this time but it still won't start. This started out to ...

    2003 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • FORD TAURUS 2003 5 answers

    MY FORD TAURUS 2003 IS MISFIRING WITH WHITE SMOKE, WHEN I START HER UP IN THE MORNING IT SMOKES WHITE AND LIKE 15 MINS LATER IT STOP AND JUST MISFIRE WHAT CAN BE THE PORBLEM

    2003 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 20,165 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,790
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,910
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
514 Great Deals out of 29,110 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Explorer
801 Great Deals out of 74,717 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 46,832 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-150
2,214 Great Deals out of 208,693 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
719 Great Deals out of 87,017 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Malibu
827 Great Deals out of 81,055 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 56,093 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
831 Great Deals out of 89,154 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Maxima
276 Great Deals out of 26,224 listings starting at $1,990

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
4,250 listings starting at $21,000
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 5,647 listings starting at $15,995
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 1,464 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,430 listings starting at $6,900
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,460 listings starting at $7,900