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James, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  Ford Senior Master Tech, Ford gas and diesel expert, ASE Certified
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Won't start. Battery is great terminals clean and new

Customer Question

won't start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: battery is great terminals clean and new alternator installed
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2001 ford taurus 3.0 v8 HHV
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: OHV
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope good to go
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

Hello does the engine crank over and just not start?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
All lights come on but hten nothing when you turn the key
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

It sounds like you may have a bad starter. Do you have a test light and we can test the starter?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No I don't sorry, I didn't think it was the starter at first cause it was able to be jumped but then 2 days later nothing not even jumping helps ugh
Expert:  James replied 10 months ago.

If everything is coming on but it doesn't turn over I would suspect the starter is faulty. It is usually what happens on this particular vehicle. If you can get a test light I can help you test it. I would look into replacing the starter though. If you have further questions please let me know. If not please remember to rate my answer so I receive credit for assisting you.