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My 1996 Ford Taurus will turn over but it wont start

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My 1996 Ford Taurus will turn over but it won't start
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Randall C replied 5 years ago.
Hello, My name isXXXXX will do my best to assist you.

Engine size? and if a 3.0 is it DOHC?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is a 3.0 V6. I don't know what a DOHC is.
Expert:  Randall C replied 5 years ago.
dual over head cam

8th digit of the VIN , reading from left will tell me if possible to get it
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The 8th Digit is U
Expert:  Randall C replied 5 years ago.

My first thought is going to be a failed fuel pump. driving and stall and now sounding like it may? want to start? really leans a bit more to fuel pump

Cant rule out igntion problem like the ignition control module

No way for me to say right now where problem lies. You can of course check and do some things to help confirm what I feel problem is

First, have someone cycle key on/off several times while you listed right at fuel fill with cap off. You should hear a faint hum, the fuel pump. If so, then its working but maybe not pumping

Then you get a can of carb cleaner, remove the large air intake hose and gently spray some in, crank and,, if it starts/stalls, then even more so bad pump

lastly? get a rubber hammer or some heavy object, lean under the car, have someone begin cranking the engine. Once so,, begin hitting real hard , dead center of bottom of tank. sometimes doing so will kick fuel pump back to life or at least allow you to drive some

If/ you do the spray test and does not start.stall? then suspect bad igniton module and loss of spark
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