Q: My car cranks but will not start. I try to do fix the car myself. I put new battery, new alternator, and new ignition coils.

asked by on

My car is a 1995 Ford Taurus.It cranks but will not jump start.I try to do it my self.Then, I put new battery,new alternator,and new ignition coil for V 6 ,but did not change the spark plugs.Still, wont start save cranking up? Any clue what might be the problem?

My car has 109000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if they are worn or burned. If the plugs are good and they have a good spark, then the engine compression could be low causing a no start situation. If the spark plugs are not emitting a spark, then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed or disconnected. Check the crankshaft position sensor wiring harness and make sure that its plugged in. Check the sensor and make sure that its not broken or damaged. If you need further assistance with your engine not starting, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car cranks but will not start. I try to do fix the car myself. I put new battery, new alternator, and new ignition coils.

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: Q: Car Won't Start

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is having some sort of malfunction with the security system. It may be possible that the security system is enabled and preventing the vehicle from starting. This may or...

Q: I have no ignition, or dash lights when turning key. All relays and battery are fine. Dash lights work when headlights are on.

You may have a bad connection in the connectors to the body control module, instrument cluster, and ECM. Try to disconnect the battery and disconnect these modules. Afterwards, apply dielectric lube to the connectors and reconnect the battery and see...

Q: Car shake and miss fires but only when low on gas

Hello, thank you for writing in. A fuel pump issues is a very good assumption to make with the information given. When they are weak and having issues regulating fuel pressure, they begin having similar symptoms. You can verify this...

Related articles

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 Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...