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I have a 2008 Ford Taurus, 176,000 miles. Sometimes will not…

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I have a 2008 Ford Taurus, 176,000 miles. Sometimes will not start but rather will give out a coughing, rattling sound. Then it may start on the third try, or may not..

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

Noise is from the engine. Noise for the last month. I haven't driven it but 3 or 4 times. Afraid I can't. My repair garage can't find the problem. When they are ready to hook it up to a computer, the darn thing starts for them.

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

Not me. A very good garage has tried. They put new coils wherever coils are suppose to be. I went down to pick the car up and it did not start the first time for me and they tried and it coughed and shuttered the first time they tried.

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