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I have a 2006 ford Taurus and it cranks forever before it starts, and it jumps around when it is idle. What could be wrong?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Amanda, You may need a basic service tune up, your owners manual should have recommended intervals for such items. You can take a look and recall your service history.

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Hello Amanda- my suspicions are that this an ignition or an engine management system problem- the 1st thing you should do is scan it for diagnostic codes-also have the fuel pressure checked- the most likely suspect is the crank shaft position sensor- but it could also be fuel injection or ignition coil problem- thanks Super Girls Auto.

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Amanda, There could be a number of different possibilities causing these symptoms and they may or may not be related. You could have a fuel delivery problem, a low charged battery, a broken motor mount... In order to diagnose both problems correctly, you will need to bring your vehicle to a qualified technician that can at least visually check the vehicle. Suzanne

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