97 Ford Taurus Starting problems - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Taurus | Mercury Sable | Ford Taurus SHO | 1986-2007
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Taurus | Mercury Sable | Ford Taurus SHO | 1986-2007 Forum for discussion of the Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus SHO. Covers vehicle years: 1986-2007

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2008, 20:33   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
97 Ford Taurus Starting problems

Hello all, ive got a 97 Taurus GL 3.0L and up untill yesterday it worked perfectly, its got 152000 miles on it but it runs magically, or atleast it did. I drove up to cvs earlier no problems, I parked it went inside, came back out 3 hours later and was about to drive to my buddies house when the car wouldent start. It sounds like its trying to start but it never takes off, or it sounds like a car that your trying to start and it has no gas in it. Im not really a car pro or anything, I checked all of the fuses under the dash and in the front but there all fine no burnt out ones. Any help or ideas would be appreciated, it doesnt seem like this is a big problem and the solution is right under my nose but im just not car savvy enough to figure it out.

Thanks -Mark

p.s. also when I try to start the car with the hood open it smells like gasoline
thestateofmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-26-2008, 04:49   #2 (permalink)
Always the student
 
thefonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,709
Re: 97 Ford Taurus Starting problems

Pull the spark plugs and see if they are wet. If so you may have some fuel injectors leaking down. Of course, also do the usual things, check for spark at the plugs, check fuel pressure at the fuel rail.
thefonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 09:03   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
Re: 97 Ford Taurus Starting problems

thanks for the reply, anyway I left it overnight to work on it during the day, i tried starting it this morning and it started first try with a hiccup, after that all the times i tried to start it it worked fine, is there something i should worry about or did the engine flood or something
thestateofmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2008, 14:10   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
jamiemurray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Findochty, Scotland
Age: 39
Posts: 29
Re: 97 Ford Taurus Starting problems

If the car is still starting now i wouldn't worry about it. If the problem recurs though it might be a compressed cylinder in the engine. I had that problem with a Nissan Bluebird SSS 1800 and it started later on that day with a few hiccups. I got it checked the next week and it turned out one of the spark plugs had got wet (due to driving in torrential rain the night before for 100 miles in the country) but it had dried out. However the next day leaving a supermarket it refused to start again so I got it jumped and drove to the garage. Turned out the spark plug had somehow short circuited. Got the plug replaced and away I went. Sold the car 2 months later due to complete failure of all the electronics. Hope this helps.
jamiemurray is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Taurus | Mercury Sable | Ford Taurus SHO | 1986-2007



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:52.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.