31st Mar 2007, 18:48
I seem to be having a similar problem with my 2002 Taurus. Right after I purchased it in 2005, I drove it to lunch with no problems and no indication that there were any battery problems on the horizon. I went to start the car after lunch and the engine wouldn't turn over - not even catch like it was trying to start. Since it was just a month after I bought the car from the dealer, they paid for the cost of towing and replaced the battery at no charge (Thanks, Carmax!) Since then I had no problems starting the car. Now, here I am less than 2 years later and once again with no apparent warning, the car won't start. All electrical systems are working - windows, radio, door locks, power seat, etc. but it just won't turn - not a whirring, not a grinding, no rrr rrr rrr - nothing! I just think it's really weird that there would be no warning that the battery is dying or the charge is running low. I have it sitting on a battery charger right now and hope that by morning, there's enough charge to start it, get to the nearest parts store and get an new battery! Anyone have any thoughts?
15th Jun 2007, 10:04
If you buy a car with guages instead of lights... you will be warned what is wrong.
22nd Oct 2007, 16:10
Could it be a bad ignition switch? Sounds like bad contacts in the switch to me.
23rd Oct 2007, 10:54
When you get the new battery get the charging system checked as well. This might lead you to a weak ground connection. Then have everything turned off, I mean everything including that light bulb under the hood, and check the battery for any draw. This might lead you to a short, or a failing body control module or something like that.
27th Sep 2008, 02:34
I've had the same "no start" issue with my 92 Toyota Corolla. By trial and error, I've learned that if you move the gear shift lever it goes away. It turned out the "neutral start switch", a device that only allows the starter to spin in either P or N, has to be tuned up. It's tricky, so I just briged the terminals in the connector with household aluminum foil. Works ever since.