05 grand m starting issue
My dad has a fairly new grand marquis with only 43,000 miles that has been well maintained. I'm not sure on the year maybe 05-06. He called me up to come check on it, he's 70 and in bad health so he couldnt do it. When I tried to start it at first sounded like the starter was stripped and just kinda spinning heavily. I had dad watch the front of the motor and he said the engine was spinning great. This thing sounded like it had no compression at all. After that I held the gas pedal to the floor and cranked again and it slowly sputtered to life, but ran rough with a light tapping noise. I shut it off and dad said try it again because we were both confused and this time it started right up and ran great. It even sounded normal when it was cranking. Anybody ever heard of anything like this? He's scared to drive it and the warranty ran out at 30,000.