Help my car keeps dying on me!

ford
taurus

#1

I have an 06 Ford Taurus that seizes up and just dies on me. Today it was while making a right hand turn. I have had both the battery and the alternator replaced this year. It started back up and I took it to a service station that said the computer diagnostic did not indicate any problems whatsoever. Any ideas??


#2

Fuel pump comes to mind, how is everything else as far as maintenance recommended in the manual?


#3

So funny you should say that about the fuel pump! I just talked to my mother-in-law who also has a taurus and she said hers wouldn’t start occasionally and it was the fuel pump! Thanks so much for the advice. I will take it back in and see how much it would cost to just replace it…I have been keeping up with the maintenance, the only thing I haven’t done is flush the radiator which I know I need to have taken care of and change the transmission fluid?


#4

Before you replace the fuel pump, have the fuel pressure checked. Don’t throw parts at the car, do some diagnostic tests.

A new fuel filter may also help, and will be MUCH less expensive than a fuel pump.