Possible starter issue 2003 ford taurus

Asked by Apr 04, 2015 at 08:56 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car has been starting very slowly with
alot of sputtering. For a while but then it
finally died on me. But i know its not the
battery cause everything turns on when i
turn the key and the battery is new but the
car wont even turn over. A mechanic said
the alternator was good I let me turn it on
once after the issue but i turned it off then
tried it again and then it wouldnt turn over.  
It might be a bad connection somewhere but
i dont know where to check.

3 Answers

46,685

First thing, make sure all of your battery connections are good and clean. Make sure every thing is tight. Clean your grounds. Check the connections on the starter also. Those can get corroded just like the battery cables. Then check your fuses to make sure you didn't blow anything. If you turn the key and still get a no start try this..have someone hold the key to the start position, as they hold the key, locate the starter and rap it with a hammer. If it suddenly turns over, this means your starter is bad and needs replacement. If no results, post back.

1 people found this helpful.

Where are the connections on my starter

46,685

Watch this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpPOcO6f798.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 15,893 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $600.

ZIP:

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,590
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,080
  • #3
    Arthur Smith
    Reputation
    1,960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
448 Great Deals out of 25,776 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Explorer
880 Great Deals out of 68,059 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
273 Great Deals out of 37,797 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-150
2,239 Great Deals out of 210,399 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
539 Great Deals out of 104,189 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
465 Great Deals out of 51,838 listings starting at $1,975
Used Toyota Camry
743 Great Deals out of 73,783 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Focus
407 Great Deals out of 80,993 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,016 Great Deals out of 112,046 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
220 Great Deals out of 16,742 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
63 listings starting at $17,495
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
84 listings starting at $11,495
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 274 listings starting at $8,900
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
107 listings starting at $6,950

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.