Car won’t start.- Ford Taurus 2011

Car Forum Repair & Maintenance Car won’t start.- Ford Taurus 2011

  • TheFarmerFamily
    Community Member
    November 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    We have replaced the spark plugs and the ignition boots, also bought a new starter. The battery is good,but car won’t turn over. It does make a rapid like clicking noise and our diagnostic tool didn’t show any codes. Please someone tell me what could be wrong?

    Brand: Ford
    Model: Taurus
    Year: 2011

    November 4, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    If the starter is making a fast clicking noise when turning the key, it definitely sounds like a lack of power to the starter solenoid or a voltage drop due to the starter engaging. I would take a second look at the car battery and try to jump start the car when this happens. If it starts when jump starting, it is most likely a bad car battery.

    It could also be bad ground between the engine and body or between the battery and body. You can use a jump cable between these to check if the ground is bad.

    Other potential problems are a bad starter relay or a broken power cable to the starter.

    A bad alternator can drain the car battery if it’s good but discharged.

    old garage mechanic
    Community Member
    November 9, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Being from the old school I would starter solenoid or ground,