Help with Ford Taurus starting problems!
I have problems starting my 92 Ford Taurus (V6 3.8L automatic, 9.5K miles).
In recent 2 months, it often won't start after the engine has been turned
off for a few hours (e.g. 1-2 hr). Usually there are no problems after it
has been turned off for a long time, e.g. overnight. When the problem
occurs I have to ask a helper to turn the ignition key while I use a hammer
to tap the outside of the starter.
I had the battery checked in Sam's club. They said it's a good battery. I had the starter replaced by the mechanic 13 months ago. Actually I had the starter changed every year in the last 3 years. I’d appreciate any ideas/suggestions you would have.
Thanks a lot!
If you are tapping the starter with a hammer then it more than likely sounds like the starter soleniod has gone out. You will have to remove the starter more than likely to replace it, you can normally purchase the solenoid seperate from the starter, but not always. Hope this helps.
I have had close to the same problem with my 92 Taurus.
Ran fine, and later when trying to start, if it made any sound, it was a 1 tink sound per ignition turn. Sometimes it didn't even make that.
Starter, Solenoid, and/or relay most likely.
I had a ford with the same prob. I found the bolts were backing off and the bendix gear was binding on the shaft. With a couple of hits of the hammer it would come free. Next time you go to replace or fix the starter, put some blue lock thread sealent on the bolts before you torque them in. Hope this helps
Yanked out the starter, and found out the bushings are bad. Time to buy
a new starter (sigh).
If it isn't one thing, it is another.
Hello all, newbie here!
I am having the same problem with my starter but I don't know where it is located :screwy: ! LOL! Can somebody help me out?