car will crank but not start


Asked by Jan 24, 2016 at 05:21 PM about the 1999 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car cranks but wont start I have check for fuel pressure and its good I cleaned the mass air flow sensor and charged battery *it is less than a year old* also have checked the fuel pump shut off in the trunk! not sure on how to test for spark without the tester. agr is fine and cleaned! I check fuse 10 witch is for the fuel pump ignition coil! not sure where to go from here?

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you don't really need a tester to check for spark, just unplug the coil wire from the coil and crank it over, you should be able to see if it throws a spark down the tower of the coil to ground. if no spark then you need a test light to check for a trigger signal and power to the coil, if I was to guess as it is a Ford the most common is the ignition module.


humm I shall go try that ill let you know how it works out


I have the same problem we replaced the fuel pump BT still nothing I was told it could be a coolant sensor is that true


Doubtful, never heard of a coolant sensor causing a no start.

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