car will crank but not start

35

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?

5 Answers

83,395

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.

35

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

83,395

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

10

Any luck with this issue? Mine is doing the same thing

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2013 ford taurus cranks but wont start 4 answers

    So i drove my car to the store. Car was off maybe 20 minutes. When i tried to start my car is said going in to power saving mood and shut off. It did this 5 times. I got a new battery. All my lig...

    2013 Ford Taurus SEL AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Ford Taurus cranks alot before it starts 1 answer

    My 2008 Ford Taurus has a hard time starting. It cranks over but it takes a long time to catch- the funny thing is that if I turn the ignition key to the off position- there is a clicking sound and th...

    2008 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine cranks but won't start 1 answer

    Have a 99 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 L Vulcan engine. The serpentine slipped off while driving a few weeks ago and for some reason a lot of antifreeze was lost. After I refilled the antifreeze and p...

    1999 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • cranks but no start 5 answers

    The car dose poor on gas and smells of fuel when it runs. The check engine light has been on ever since I've had it. I replaced the spark plugs a few months back, and the check engine light went off...

    Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Will not start, but will crank 2 answers

    I have a 1994 Ford Taurus with 3.0 engine in it single head cam the car will crank but it won't start what could it be

    1994 Ford Taurus GL

    -

    General

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 21,178 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,450
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,850
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
917 Great Deals out of 35,384 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Explorer
1,096 Great Deals out of 72,155 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,106 Great Deals out of 209,133 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
541 Great Deals out of 43,036 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,203 Great Deals out of 83,253 listings starting at $2,328
Used Honda Accord
1,012 Great Deals out of 75,846 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,205 Great Deals out of 97,666 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Maxima
392 Great Deals out of 24,517 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
884 Great Deals out of 58,975 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
6 listings starting at $22,994
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
1,012 listings starting at $17,588
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
103 listings starting at $8,995
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 150 listings starting at $9,990
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
178 listings starting at $8,485