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.
Thanks

Rick

1 Answer

25,385

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 battery...you 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 3,900
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,940
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
591 Great Deals out of 34,068 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
926 Great Deals out of 70,249 listings starting at $997
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Ford F-150
2,064 Great Deals out of 207,332 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,062 Great Deals out of 77,909 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Focus
633 Great Deals out of 57,258 listings starting at $795
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 24,380 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,156 Great Deals out of 79,666 listings starting at $500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
3,043 listings starting at $20,842
2016 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 1,737 listings starting at $15,995
2015 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 522 listings starting at $11,499
2014 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 664 listings starting at $8,990
2013 Ford Taurus SEL For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 558 listings starting at $6,900

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.