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Old 01-15-2004, 05:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i have a '98 Taurus w/the 24V V6. lately, it's been difficult to get her started...i crank and crank on it, but it just won't fire up!

i see ford has tsb 98-21-12 on what sounds like this. does anyone have an answer to it?

after i get it running...it runs just like the first day i had it. doesn't stall or idle roughly....and no service engine light either.

any help would be appreciated.

thanks in advance,

joe
hold down on the gas pedal while cranking. but do have this checked. also are your spark plugs clean? You did say you live in S. Cali. so it can't be the weather. do have it checked out immediately. BUt in case if you get stuck, cranking+holding down gas pedal usually fires it up.
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My engine sometimes takes a couple seconds to crank but I have to remember it is -30 degrees outside. I never have to touch the gas pedal though.
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i agree with it being fuel injected...one should not have to step on the gas to get it started.

yes...the plugs are new...just put them in...i thought it was that too.
battery is good, too.
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If it was a fuel delivery problem then the car would not be running normal after it has finally turned over. Your car would have a hard time starting then would cough and sputter and run like complete a** if there was a fuel delivery problem.
One thing you can do, though, if you have not already. Let the fuel lines pressurize themselves before you start it. Put the key in the ON position and leave it there for about 5 seconds. This pressurizes the fuel lines which gets the injectors ready to fire. Try it and see if it becomes any easier to start the car.
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To anyone who has to press the gas pedal a bit to get the engine to start: You have a non-funtional Idle Air Control Valve (IAC). Period.

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Mine does this, too. Apparently its a fuel return valve thats shot. To make the car start better, I turn the key forward to on for a few seconds (I usually put my seatbelt on during this), then back once or twice and it'll fire up perfect.
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i remember hearing about a relay box under the hood, by the fan could go bad.
a CCM or something like that....like the relays are not kicking over right way....maybe it's to turn on the fuel pump or something else.

i will check it out this weekend.
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I had this problem for the first time today. Waiting for the lines to prime allowed me to start the car.
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Originally posted by PC_Marine@Jan 15 2004, 05:20 PM
My 2000 w/ the vulcan has been hard starting ever since it's gotten cold outside.

To avoid cranking the starter forever, I lightly press the gas pedal which usually fires the engine right up.
Up here in Boston just a couple days ago it reached -29 with the windchill. In other words its pretty goddamn cold this winter. Anyways, my car usually fires right up. But because of the temps during the last week or so I have to press the button twice on my remote starter every morning. WhenI press the button for the first time, the engine cranks but fails to start. I'll press it again and it will start up just fine.
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Don't forget to check the fuel pressure regulator. if the rubber in the regulator goes bad it lets the fuel drain back into the tank. Heroin you may need to crank for sometime before the fuel reaches the fuel rail. all of you with this problem get the fuel pressure checked make sure it holds pressure for more the 10 mins without losing 5 psi if is loses more the 5 psi in 10 mins replace the fuel pressure regulator
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