Where to Start When Your Car Won't

Here are a few simple checks any reader can perform when an engine refuses to turn over. If they don't work, summon a tow truck

Sharps1@dragonbbs.com writes: My '98 Taurus with a 3.0 V-6 engine is not starting. A few weeks ago, it was having a hard time starting, but it has gotten worse until finally it will not start. I'm thinking it's the fuel pump, but want to make sure. It has been on a regular maintenance schedule for the past five years, and has been running fine since I bought it.

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