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You mentioned the noise was from the left (drivers side) front. The compressor is on the passenger side in association with the engine compartment. Question, once the noise starts does it continue while stopped or only while moving?

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 10, 2017


It's in the battery junction box.

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 21, 2017


In all probability one of the door switches in the door jamb are faulty.

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 16, 2017


if you ran out of oil and you now can hear knocking sound comming from the engine then it time to get it checked by a mechanic

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 10, 2017


Could be. Could be a bad starter also. Find the starter. Next time it happens, hit the starter with something hard(hammer/rod) as someone tries to start it. If it starts up, replace the starter.

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 26, 2017


Yeah, same thing happened to a lot of folks. The transmission has a flaw that causes the 'stuck in neutral' syndrome. Ford will do nothing for you and will not even acknowledge that there is a problem. Check it out for yourself, there are hundreds of complaints posted on the internet and it's about a $2500 repair. Should have been a recall or at least a TSB. Ford has no desire to stand behind their product and repair/replace the faulty transmissions. Way to go and the thanks we get for 'buying American'.

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 18, 2017


I don't think any of the previous answers came from a qualified technician. heres the deal: starting the car has nothing to do with the headlights, it cant be a bad fuse because like you said it turns over once, the alternator has nothing to do with the starting of the car, and fuel pump wont keep the car from turning over.
follow these steps in order
FIRST, take your battery to an auto parts store and have it checked, even if it shows a full charge it can still be bad.
if the battery test good, clean both battery terminals well. starting the car requires a lot more energy from your battery then the headlights, so even with bright lights there could still be an issue with the terminals.
if the car still wont start, check the battery cable itself for corrosion, if corrosions present replace the cable.
next check the ground wire from the battery to the frame of the car. make sure it has a clean connection on the frame.
if these are good and still wont turn over, then replace the starter.

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 15, 2017


Here is a link to the owners manual, you will find the fuse information in the free manual. Fuse box info starts on page 152 of the pdf file. http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/04tauog3e.pdf

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 10, 2017


My manual shows it in the latch assembly. don-ohio

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 16, 2016


Have you tried resetting the code yourself with a scanner? Have you measured the voltage output from the alternator while idling?

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 05, 2016


Under the hood near the firewall on the passenger side !

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Nov 12, 2016


disconnect the battery cables for 5 minutes then reconnect them and deactivate the alarm with the remote control and it should work if not try a different key the chip might have been erased from the pats system or you must reprogram it into the system register yourself at ford.com and then go to your owners manual if you don't already have one when you go to the alarm/key section the program sequence is there all cars are different so you must go to the manual for the correct procedure for your car and if this happens again and again somewhere you have a bad cable and the power keeps disconnecting putting the car into theft mode

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Nov 06, 2016


The problem here is the remote start system is not giving out the correct transponder code to the security system, this locks out the starter. As to how you program the remote start I have no clue as to what you need to do.

2004 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 27, 2016

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