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My Ford fusion turns over but won't start it makes a hissing…

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Hi my Ford fusion...

Hi my Ford fusion turns over but won't start it makes a hissing sound like it's going to start but don't it's a 2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Just started today and I think it's coming from the starter I hit it and it made the same sound

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Fusion?

2006

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fusion yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing just tap on the starter

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I think that is all

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago

So I am clear, the engine will crank and not start or no cranking at all?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
It crank with a hissing sound and won't start
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago

Ok

I think we need to start by checking for spark and fuel. If you can, spray some starting fluid directly into the throttle and crank the engine. If it's got spark, it will run for a few seconds on the starting fluid. If not, it will do nothing but continue to crank. Can you please try this and let me know.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago

Thanks

Is the security light going off like normal when you are cranking the engine?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
when I tap the starter it makes a buzzing noise. I think I may need a new starter cause everything is working fine
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago

Well usually if the car needs a starter, the engine doesn't crank. This is why I believe you are looking at a fuel issue or spark problem. If the starter is only making a buzzing sound, then the engine isn't cranking which would mean yes, you could be right about the starter. I guess I will ask the same question again, is the engine cranking and not starting?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No it's not cranking when I turn the key it just makes that buzzing noise that's coming from the starter area
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago

Ok

Originally you said it was cranking. I will agree it's a possible starter issue. I would however try a jump start first. Just to eliminate the battery as the issue. If it's low on amperage, the starter will react this way. Put a donor car on it for about 15 minutes, then attempt to start it. If it starts have the battery tested.

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