What could cause a 2 yr old starter to go bad

Asked by Sep 19, 2013 at 11:06 AM about the Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We got a 2003 Taurus from my mother law that had been sitting in her garage for a yr.The car only had 22,000 miles on it! We had to put a starter on it soon after we got it. 2wks ago we put an altinator and battery. Know the Starter is bad.

2 Answers

250,885

If it was a rebuilt starter, I can see how it failed already. Have it tested at a local auto parts store for make sure that's what it is. BTW: Cars don't like sitting around, they need to be driven.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25,305

Unfortunately, most of the inexpensive rebuilders ship everything to the Phillipines or a third-world country for cheap labor and we get cheap products. Our shop won't buy anything that isn't locally remanufactured - more expensive - yes. But then we can call so-and-so's Auto Electric and talk to the guy who rebuilt it and get it handled.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,070
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,990
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,115 Great Deals out of 76,679 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Impala
591 Great Deals out of 34,660 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
470 Great Deals out of 27,625 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford Explorer
817 Great Deals out of 62,844 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Mustang
760 Great Deals out of 42,755 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chrysler 300
363 Great Deals out of 16,732 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,234 Great Deals out of 181,368 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,236 Great Deals out of 78,091 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,023 Great Deals out of 62,741 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,081 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Focus
759 Great Deals out of 53,618 listings starting at $1,299
Used Nissan Maxima
329 Great Deals out of 23,747 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Edge
828 Great Deals out of 47,733 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Escape
1,123 Great Deals out of 85,051 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 74,938 listings starting at $999

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.