Ford Taurus Stalling/ won't start problems.

daisyjune1979daisyjune1979 Member Posts: 1
edited March 2017 in Ford
My parents taurus just this morning stalled on my dad 2x before the last stall where he coasted off the road and now it won't start. It turns over but when you let go of the key it dies. Please help, they are on a fixed income and I would hate to have them repair it at a shop for a simple fix

Answers

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    It's impossible to diagnose a modern car from a distance because there are so many possibilities for a stalling/dying type of problem. Best thing I could say is that if the folks could borrow a simple code reader and plug that in, or have a friend do that, you might at least get a hint as to where to go from there. But not all problems will throw a code, such as most fuel delivery problems.

    So what has to be determined is "what has been lost" to cause the car to stop---fuel, spark, injector pulse or compression? Without that answer, you can't get anywhere.

    Sometimes a repair shop ends up being cheaper than guessing or taking suggestions, and replacing parts needlessly.
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