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I have a 1998 Taurus SE with the 24 valve Duratec V6 motor.

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I have a 1998...

I have a 1998 Taurus SE with the 24 valve Duratec V6 motor. The car unfortunately had to sit idle for 6-8 weeks while I was away. Upon my return, I could not get the car to start. I have never had a problem with this car. I have checked everything that I could. Spark Plugs, wires, etc.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

I had to recharge the battery and the connections are fine.

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

Well, I can perform basic maintenance requirements: oil, filters, spark plugs, etc. Other than that, I would prefer to have a mechanic do everything else.

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

Not really. I am suspecting the extended time without use as a symptom of the problem, but I do not no which direction to go.

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Hello and welcome!

Thank you for your question. My name isCustomerand I will be happy to assist you today. I am reviewing the details now.

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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 2 months ago

Does the engine crank over but not start or does it not crank over at all?

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The engine cranks over and no I have not checked for codes in the computer. I don't honestly know how.
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 2 months ago

Sorry for the delay!

I can provide you with some possible causes or I can walk you through this diagnoses.

Which would you prefer?

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