Just wondering, I'm sort of new to Fords in general....so I don't know what to think about my '03 w/29Kmiles starting to sound a little slow...or weak on starting. I'd really like to think it shouldn't be the starter going out already. Although, this car has shown me that it is failing early in a lot of areas-such as...already blown an oil pan gasket, transmission problems and of course...brake problems. I consider all of those problems very premature for a car with these miles. The car is always driven fairly easy ( I just don't get a in great big hurry anymore
I've had about 35 years of driving GM cars. On the new ones, I'd get 7-8 years on a factory Delco battery-but NEVER that long on an aftermarket battery no matter how much I paid for them.
What do you long time Ford guys think....is it just time to drop in a new battery
Also, should I expect any memory issues ith the computer (like forgeting how to idle or something?)
Thanks, I've learned a lot here
Imacarbuff (I use to restore old Chevelles, Monte Carlos and Impala's)
This just happened tonight..we go to the store....we leave and the car starts fine. Stop at the post office for 2 minutes, get in turn the key and it barely turns over. I'm thinking who to call for a jump...but I try it again and it fires up like a new car. I get home and try it again in my driveway-no problem. I go out 20 minutes later-no problem.
The battery shows "green" in the clear circle on top. I'm getting it checked tomorrow...but I'm wondering more about a starter now. Are premature starter problems common to the Taurus?