Re: 2002 Ford Taurus Possible Ignition Switch Problem
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> I have a 2002 Ford Taurus. Pulled out of the grocery store
> parking lot the other night, stopped at a stoplight, and when the light
> turned green, accellerated away and the car died. Put it park and
> recycled the ignition key, nothing, Cycled again and still nothing. I
> waited a few minutes and tried again and it started. Drove it home and
> parked it in the garage. Getting ready to go somewhere a couple of
> days later, started the car and went back in the house. Came back 10
> minutes later and the car had died. Cycled the ignition key several
> times and finally got a connection and it started. I then shut it off
> and I've not been able to start it since.
> All accessories appear to work ok. When turning the key all
> the way to engage the starter, nothing. Not even a click. Accessories
> still have power, just doesn't seem like there's a connection in that
> part of the switch system allowing power to run the starter. Battery
> charge tested full.
> My first thought would be the ignition solenoid (if that's
> what you call it) on the column (plugs into the back of the key
> housing) needs replacing, but with all the sensors on this car, I'm
> afraid of something else being the fault and wasting my money. Do any
> of you readers have experience with this kind of trouble on the Taurus?
You buy one of the worst pieces out there and want it to run like a Toyota?