97 Taurus with starting issues
I have a 1997 Ford Taurus GL with about 147,000 on it.
It has a starting issue.
when I go to start it, the engine doesn't completely turn over. It sounds like its trying to start just doesn't have enough "umph". When I try the second time and give it a little gas, it'll start but it'll jump and sputter then I have to rev it up.
At first I thought it was a battery issue because I have a toddler son who loves to climb in my car and open doors and some of my doors have been left ajar.
however after charging the battery I still had the issue.
Never had any problems with the car starting.. now after I sunk $3k into after a major radiator problem, I'm wondering what the heck is going on.
My guesses are: starter, battery, or alternator.. but my guess is as good as anyones..
Any advice would be helpful! Thank you!