2001 went to start not a sound complete quiet battery good starter good. thinking ignition problem

Asked by Jan 11, 2014 at 05:03 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Has the battery been tested? The starter tested? Are the terminals on the battery clean no corrosion?

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yes tested both turn key get nothing lighta come on

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Starter relay or bad battery cables having too much resistance to crank the engine. If relay is good replace both battery cables that run to battery.

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turn the key to the on position, open drivers door, wait 10 minutes, close door, turn key to off position, car should start.

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Really? The car is just going to start with the door left open for ten minutes and the key off. Ppl are having issues that cost them money and I can't believe I'm reading that post. I worked in a diesel shop for 7 yrs. Never heard such bull. SMH!!!!

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Just replaced the starter on my wife's 2001 Tauus. It only has 103k on it. Alternator was replaced 3 years ago, battery about 2 1/2 years ago, and the starter about 6-7 years ago. If she tried to start it real soon after driving, it wouldn't start. After sitting for an hour or so, it would fire right up. Sounded like a charging problem, so I pulled the alternator and had it tested. Test said it was fine. Next, tried to charge the battery because I wasn't even getting a click when turning the key. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Checked and cleaned all connections. Zero. Replaced the starter relay. Again, nothing. Pulled the starter, replaced it, fired right up. Never - ever - had one where the solonoild didn't click. Just weird. The starter wasn't cheap, either.

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