Problems starting car after shutting off

Asked by Aug 25, 2015 at 12:24 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can get the car started but after running for a while I will shut off. I can sometimes
start immediately again, but if I wait for 5minutes it will not start. There is no cranking
or clicking sounds I have power to the headlights, dome lights and radio though.To me
it seems it is the alternator has drained my battery enough that there isn't enough
power left to crank the starter at all. But if I wait another 30 minutes minimum the car
will start again. This is frustrating to me. What could the problem be.........HELP

1 Answer

27,165

check all battery ends/ground/block/frame...charge battery and load test/and check alt...any shop should check for free or a small charge..

Your Answer

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,190
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,020
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
512 Great Deals out of 34,087 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Explorer
832 Great Deals out of 63,644 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,291 Great Deals out of 183,829 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Mustang
678 Great Deals out of 37,871 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord
1,073 Great Deals out of 61,281 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Camry
1,032 Great Deals out of 73,122 listings starting at $295
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,035 Great Deals out of 70,698 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Focus
741 Great Deals out of 52,721 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Maxima
275 Great Deals out of 23,162 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Escape
1,014 Great Deals out of 88,315 listings starting at $1,088

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
5,089 listings starting at $14,532
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 1,876 listings starting at $13,000
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,445 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,199 listings starting at $7,900
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,312 listings starting at $5,825

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.