Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car won't start.

asked by on

When I turn the key to on I can hear the fuel pump kick on. The starter turns over when the key is cranked but the engine does not fire. Because the key turns itself to the on position after it starts it just keeps trying until I turn it off. Any ides what's going on?

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

In most cases, this problem is caused by an electrical fault with the ignition system (such as a crankshaft position sensor), the ignition key cylinder or ignition relay or the starter relay that won’t allow your 2013 Ford Taurus to fire. Because there are multiple potential issues that need to be inspected to determine why your car won’t start, you should have professional mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection first.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car shut down while driving, but started right back

Hello - your diagnostic intuition is good, this problem is most likely a fuel supply problem! A failing fuel pump, clogged fuel filter, or fuel pump with burned contacts could all cause the "loss of power" behavior you experience. If...

Q: Rattling sound from front axle.

A rattling sound from under the car could be a loose heat shield. But then again, it could be many other things. I suggest having a certified technician, such as one from YouMechanic, inspect your vehicle firsthand.

Q: Will E85 cause damage to my 2013 Ford F250

Hello. E85 can cause some serious damage to your fuel system, especially to the seals in the system. If you flushed the majority of it out and added fresh diesel then you will more than likely be just fine and...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...