Sporadic starter motor problem after driving 10 miles

Asked by Nov 09, 2014 at 10:57 AM about the 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis. The car starts fine cold. Then I will drive it 10 miles and and try to start the car. Everything works except the starter will not even make a noisr. This is a sporadic problem over the last month. All dash light are on. I wait a few minutes--like 7 to 10 and the starter starts car immediately. Battery is new, starter is new. I went to Ford dealer and he can find no problem. Naturally the problem will not occur at the dealer. Any ideas?

3 Answers

105

Have you checked the sylanoid switch some are located on the starter but most fords are under the hood see if the wires are tight , feel of the switch and see if its getting to hot . it doesn't cost much for that . also it could be the electrical part of the key switch inside the steering wheel column . get a hanes manual or pull it up on YouTube .

Good ideas. I think it is heat related. In the past I did have a problem with the ignition switch. The solenoid may be it too. How about a sensor that cools down after 10 minutes and then allows the system to start?? JH

340

Even though you got a new starter it sounds to like a BAD starter if it is new it should still be under warranty take it back and get another starter something inside the starter is bad when it gets hot engine tempature it's overheating the starter. I had that did the same thing changed the starter never had problem again it exactly the way you explained the problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Marquis

Looking for a Used Grand Marquis in your area?

CarGurus has 2,174 nationwide Grand Marquis listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Grand Marquis Questions

Mercury Grand Marquis Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 5,150
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 2,040
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Crown Victoria
10 Great Deals out of 1,210 listings starting at $1,700
Used Lincoln Town Car
30 Great Deals out of 2,075 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
799 Great Deals out of 34,708 listings starting at $799
Used Cadillac DeVille
5 Great Deals out of 1,976 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
808 Great Deals out of 28,674 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,880 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
887 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Caprice
175 listings starting at $12,998
Used Toyota Camry
1,086 Great Deals out of 98,042 listings starting at $1,250
Used Lincoln Continental
3,737 listings starting at $42,995

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
33 listings starting at $5,900
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $2,999
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $3,800
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 167 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 161 listings starting at $2,400