I've got a 2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 (FFV). It has 70,000 miles on it. It
is not starting. You turn the key & can hear the starter but it won't turn
over. Replaced the original battery since it was about time... no
difference. The spark plugs were checked & look ok. (platinums) It has about
3/4ths of a tank of fuel in it. At this point I suspect it is an electrical
problem. (All the fuses looked ok, none were blown) Any other things to
check before I have it towed?
I'll assume you means cranks but will not start. Did you check that it has fuel
pressure, just because you have 3/4 tank of fuel does not mean the pump is
working? Did you check for spark, not pull the plugs and look at them, but check
to see if the ignition system is working?
That's right. It will crank but won't turn over. A few weeks ago it did this
a couple times but eventually started up. This time it seems to be dead.
Seems to be spark. I don't have any other diagnostic equipment so looks like
Monday I will have to call & get it towed to a shop.
The term "crank" and "turn over" means the same. That said, the proper term to
prevent confusion when you take it too where ever you take it is; "it cranks,
will not start". Even if the starter has failed, the engine will not crank or
turn over, and it will not start.
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