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.

A: Hi there: In most cases, this problem is c...

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Failed inspection due to e brake not working please help me identify parking brake and emergency brake?

What aspect of it do you need identified? To start, the parking brake and the emergency brake are the same part. Those are the two of the names given to the additional brake or hand brake as it is also...

Q: 2006 Audi brake pedal hard replaced booster with no results

To begin with the booster needs a vacuum source. You said you replaced the line, but there is a check valve in the line, it is probably installed at the booster end of the line. It looks like just an...

Q: Overheating after accident

Hello, If the vehicle is overheating it is best not to drive or run the vehicle to avoid any further damage to the engine. Being that the front end is damaged, it may not be possible to install a new...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.