2003 Taurus died on Freeway. Will not turn over now.

Asked by Apr 13, 2017 at 05:02 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving my Taurus in traffic down i94. All of a
sudden the engine died. The radio, lights, etc still
working. I tried to throw it in neural while it was stil
moving to attempt to start it but would not turn
over. Same thing in park. Now I towed it to a local
shop. They just charged the battery to make sure
that wasn't the problem. At that time we noticed a
couple of the dash lights like the battery and check
engine were barely illuminated without the keys in
the ignition. They had no idea what it could be. I
towed it home. So the couple ideas I have on what
might be preventing it to start are; neutral shift
safety sensor, mega fuse, PCM, and maybe a
grounding issue. Just installed a new alternator a
few weeks ago. Starter is less than a year old.  
Battery is brand new as well.  Any input on this
would be definitely appreciated.

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wiring issue is my guess. You'll need to get your multimeter out and start probing. Probably best left to the experts to find it. You will only be guessing at this point.

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