My 2001 taurus starts and stops with only 44,000 original miles... A mystery


Asked by Jul 24, 2015 at 02:42 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

●2001 FORD Taurus Sel ...

My 2001 taurus which has 44000 miles has now twice not started.
About 6 weeks ago I came out to start the car and it sounded as if the battery was going dead( battery is no more than 2yrs old). Tried a second time and cranked worse than the first time. The third time was worse than the second. Waited a few minutes then tried again. The car started right up as if there wasn't any problem at all. The same thing happened to me yesterday with the same results on the fourth try. Both times no dashboard lights were on, connections to battery are tight, clean with no corrosion, and the chimes were as loud as they should be. I am baffled. Any help would be deeply appreciated.
Mileage is 44,000 original miles.
I have maintained this car very well over the years. It has not been neglected.


1 Answer

Kelly Mayo

from whet you said from third time was worse then fired right up...recheck all the grounds, particularly the block ground. wires on starter!!!.so you can have a short in the need to have the battery load tested

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,240
#2 lightGear
Reputation 1,770
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 1,690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala"
932 Great Deals out of 35,698 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer"
1,363 Great Deals out of 71,754 listings starting at $300
Used Ford F-150"
3,268 Great Deals out of 216,650 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang"
731 Great Deals out of 41,065 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,148 Great Deals out of 73,044 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord"
1,255 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Camry"
1,587 Great Deals out of 98,372 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Focus"
1,220 Great Deals out of 56,709 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima"
495 Great Deals out of 24,224 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,213 Great Deals out of 73,878 listings starting at $1,593
Used Nissan Altima"
1,343 Great Deals out of 87,463 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
4,585 listings starting at $20,288
2015 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 555 listings starting at $13,490
2014 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 628 listings starting at $9,995
2013 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 704 listings starting at $8,995
2012 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 371 listings starting at $6,990