Re: 97 Ford Taurus doesn't start
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 08:32:56 -0600, jku
>I am new to this discussion board and I need your advice. I have a 97
>Ford Taurus which showed "service engine soon" message last week. I
>haven't yet had a chance to take it to the car repair shop. Yesterday
>evening the car died and did not start at all. I am not sure what the
>problem could be. I called the towing truck and will be taking my
>Taurus to the repair shop today. The battery was replaced about 5
>months ago and the car has 125K miles on it. I heard that Ford cars get
>transmission issues quite often. I bought this car from a gentleman
>about 7 months ago and I am new to this "Ford world".
>I would like your valuble suggestions on what the possible problem
>could be and a rough estimate of how much it could cost. Please advice
>me so I wouldn't be mis-guided by the repair shop.
Let us know if the engine "turns over" when you turn the key.
If there is enough gasoline in the tank (not what the fuel gauge
actually says but how much is in there).
Let us know if you're getting spark
You need Fuel, Air (oxygen) and Spark. If you've got those & the
timing is right you'll at least get a bang :-)
Bad transmissions usually smell, The fluid is often blackened. The
engine will rev but no propulsion.
Sounds like it will cost between $1.00 & $28,000 depending on issue
and person doing the repair.
With more information we can provide you with a better answer.