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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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2002 Taurus SE wont start. Has spark, battery is good turns

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2002 Taurus SE wont start. Has spark, battery is good turns over but wont fire. Since we took vehicle to a dealer ship to replace the gas cap they have had it back 2 times even replaced a computer part. The car only has 63,000 original miles.
thanks Bryan
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello is this an intermittent concern? What engine does it have the 24 valve dual over head cam v6 or 12 valve v6? The dealer didnt find a problem with it cranking and not starting at times? No issues with the theft lamp flashing fast when turning the key to on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not sure it is a V6 but we bought it used and there was no book with it. In the previous work no mention of light flashing just tried it again an no flashing light.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It appears to be the basic 3.0 12 valve and if it helps the vin # ***** *****
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Yes it is the 3.0 12 valve V6 engine, so is this an intermittent problem ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No it was in shop 3 weeks ago and now it wont start so I Guess we will have to tow it. I was thinking maybe it was something I could do to fix it and/or at least getn it to run to drive it in. Sure not like my old 62 chevy II was.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

I understand.So it will crank and not start now. Do you have fuel pressure at the fuel rail? is the inertia switch tripped and not sending power to the fuel pump?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Correct but will check on the fuel. I will do that in the morning, I have a headache so I am going to head to bed its been a long day. Thank you eve so much for the help.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

No problem just get back to me when you can. Im on california time so I might be a couple hours behind you in the morning