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It won't start. I don't get anything when I try to start it.

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It won't start. I...
It won't start. I don't get anything when I try to start it.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Just put a new one in two weeks ago.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2004 Taurus.
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would like to fix it myself. Tried disconnecting the battery.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It has done this a few other times in the last few months, but after time it has started.
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hi, My name is***** you tried to get a jump start? Did it work?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I tried a jump start. It did not turn over.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

When do you get it to turn over? You said after time it starts?

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

What model is your taurus?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
2004, it usually has started after waiting, but this time I still have nothing after several hours.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

If you put in the key then turn the key to the run position without going to start. Let me know what the theft light does?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Theft light goes off. After turning the key all the way, and getting no response, the light begins to flash every 2 seconds or so.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you hear any click from the starter or starter relay in fuse box when going to the crank position?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
one click.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

From the starter on the engine?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sounded more like a click from the dashboard.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

Okay. You will need to have the power to the starter checked. Do you have a volt meter and are you going to be doing the tests?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I do have a volt meter, and can do the test.
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

You will need to test the starter relay for sending voltage down to the starter small terminal when someone turns the key.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I don't have anybody with me to help. Can we suspend until later?
Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 10 months ago

I am on the East coast and my day ended 4 hours ago. I am going to opt out so an expert on the West coast can help you.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks
Ford Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello Eddie here, Just to confirm, the theft light does not blink with they key ON correct? Also, take the gear stick and move it from Park to L gear back to Park a few times and then try it in neutral, and tell me if attempting to crank it in neutral helps at all. Thank you.

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