Starting issues, help please!
New to the forums, but I have already found valuable info here(damn cabin air filter), so thanks!
My new problem is on my 2000 Taurus. About 3-4 times now, the car will turnover and crank good, but it will not start. I recently replace the battery, connections to battery, and the starter(2 years ago). When you turn it over there is no clicking or grinding, it feels like normal, it just won't start. I have considered fuel pump, but don't have the tools to test it. Everytime so far, I hook up the jumper cables to the car and 2-3 minutes later it starts. But is this coincidence? Also a mechanic I know told me there is a little motor in the fuel pump, so the jump could be powering it just enough to work.
My mechanic friend of mine suggested this next time it happens...open the intake(butterfly is what he called it) and spray ether in there. If it starts, it's most likely the fuel pump. If not, then it's probably something else.
Any ideas, tricks, hints would be helpful. I'm not overly auto savy, but my dad is good and we can fix most things together.