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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan

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October 3, 2012, 11:38 am

Matt G
 

Question: is my mechanic correct?

my Taurus runs smoothly, all the time, but has had 4 instances in the past week where it would not start...it revved, but did not turn over.. so not a battery issue...once it starts runs smooth as silk.. mechanic says it needs a fuel pump..i am skeptical


October 6, 2012, 8:56 am

Tyler O
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I'm not sure what you mean by "it revved, but did not turn over"

Those are conflicting statements...

I think what you mean to say is that it cranks (same as turns over etc) but doesn't start (fire, run)

It certainly could be a fuel pump in this case, however a fuel pump usually just fails completely.... not often an intermittent issue.

Make sure the engine computer has been checked for codes. It could be something like a crank angle sensor etc. This type of component is more likely to have a intermittent problem.

If the mechanic says is the fuel pump, and he knows what he's doing, that's probably what it is. It's a fairly easy test, and he should be able to guarantee it will fix the problem for you.


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