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clarka ... 10/28/2013
2005 Ford Taurus SE 6 Cyl 3.0L - Engine
My car cranks but won't start
It will turn over or crank, but will not start. When I shut the key off I hear a ticking noise. When I can get it to start sometimes, then it zeroes out the mpg info, etc.
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  • CVO
    CVO 10/29/2013
    The check engine light doesn't have to be ON to store a fault code.

    Check the vehicle for fault codes to see if there are any sensors were involved to the malfunction of the engine.

    1.Local auto parts stores such as Autozone ( not in California) or Advance Auto parts will scan and retrieve any diagnostic trouble codes ( dtc ) stored in the powertrain control module for free of charge..

    2. has the code reader for less than $ 15.68 dollars + shipping
    Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool for OBDII Vehicles

    3.Re-post the dtc's in here " answer question " for further assistance.

    Note: we need the dtc's to identify the sensor, there are a dozen different sensors to operate the car.

    Visit this site and see all the different sensors.

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