Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
While my wife was in store, I turned key to accessory position to listen to radio...after about 10 minutes, I turn it off. When wife returned, went to start car - it wouldn't. Noticed the instrument icons were still, as well as the radio. Key will go through the complete cycle from acc to start and lock. I replaced the ignition switch with a new one...didn't work, everything is the same. Had to disconnect the battery cable to shut the power off to the radio and instrument icons. Any ideas?
Did you replace the key switch or the ignition switch behind the key switch?
Posted on Aug 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a long shot...I know but for what its worth....
The Taurus has in much the same lay-out as the European Ford (e.g the old Scorpio). You should find two large fuseboxes under the hood near to the windscreen (one each L/R). When driving in rain humidity enters these fuseboxes. This can give ANY funny combination of effects.My car started blinking with headlights, horn waking the entire block and a lot of other fenomenas allthough shut off and key out. Try taking out all fuses (map them on a sheet of paper) and enter some compressed air at short range into each and every fusecontact.
(Just in case ...if you have a towinghook with a connector...do the same with these contacts)
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
It Sounds like a problem with the neutral safety switch located on the transmission 94 and earlier, and 95 and later brake/transmission shift interlock.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Remove the ignition switch cylinder and inspect the contacts in the column. Look for dark spots, scratches, excessive scuffing. My guess is that cleaning the contacts with a little tiny piece of sandpaper and perhaps bending them out a little (so there is more pressure between the contacts when you reinstall the cyclinder) will cure the problem.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
its not that had to replace the ignition switch, remove the steering wheel, u will need to buy a ighition removal tool, push plate down, remove plate and the switch will slide right out.. go to advanced auto parts and they will tell you all the tools you will need to replace the switch, and they have a loaner tool program, so just buy the tool and take it back and get your money back.. good luck keith...
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
SOURCE: 95 F250 not starting
You said you tightened the battery cables, did you check the other end of the negative where it bolts to the engine. When you tightened the cables you also used a battery brush and cleaned the posts and ends?
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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