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#1 of 20 Taurus Emissions Code
Nov 13, 2006 (6:49 am)
I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SES. Two weeks ago, I had some engine and brake work completed to ready the car for the Virginia Safety Inspection. The engine work was for a lit Engine Check Light. The shop said the diagnostics showed a blocked valve (not sure what kind) and a vaccuum leak under the maniford cover. We had the work done. A week later, the Engine Check Light came back on. I took it back and they said they couldn't find anything wrong with it and reset the light. It passed the safety inspection, but failed the Virginia Emissions Test. The examiner stated the diagnostics printout listed a code P1131, but didn't know what that meant. Anyone know what that code means? I understand manufacturers must offer an eight-year warranty on certain emissions parts but don't know if this code falls under that category. Any help would be appreciated...
#3 of 20 88 Taurus - trouble codes cannot be read -
Jan 13, 2007 (12:51 am)
The code reader is running the test - engine and selanoids respond and so forth - but no codes output - code reader light stays on (no blink). Service engine light is on and comes back on immediately after battery is disconnected and re-connected - still no codes readable at all. This is 3.8 liter V6, auto transmission with overdrive, 113k miles. I just finished replacing left front axle - no engine check light before that. I added trans fluid - a little over the full mark. The car drives ok and engine runs ok. I am baffled - the cars diagonistic computer seems to be work - but it will not output any codes. Any suggestions on the next step to take??
#4 of 20 shakey speedometer,engine cutting out
Mar 06, 2007 (6:59 pm)
our 96 taurus started cutting out found engine code of #4 misfire checked coil pak -ok- replaced plug wires still cutting out speedometer bouncing sverely at same time, no codes reading now, it is intermittant problem, sometimes speedometer bounces without noticible engine reaction. any help out there?
#5 of 20 2000 Emissions mystery
Aug 29, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I bought a 2000 SE model used about a year ago. Recently the car started sputtering, smelled of gas in the cabin, and eventually stopped moving. It idles, but just as soon as you give it gas or put it in gear, it dies. It reaks even more of gas. I replaced the Coil Pack, spark plugs, and MAF sensor. Took it to the dealership and they suggested the Mass Air Flow and sparks to be replaced and then tow it back for another diagnostic (chaching for Adamson Ford) to see what else it might be. I'm thinking o2 sensors or fuel injectors. Before I drop the $600+ to replace those could I get some advice???
#7 of 20 Emissions/Engine Light
Sep 05, 2007 (5:43 pm)
On my 2002 Ford Taurus SES, the Emissions/Engine light stays on.
I checked the Fuel cap and made sure it was on tight as suggested by the Owners Manual and I have about a quarter tank of gas in it. It is running good with no signs of trouble and has 45,000 miles on it.
I went to Advance Auto Parts and put the code tester in the outlet under the dashboard with the engine off and no key in ingnition.
It gave a reading of:
Fuel Air Metering
No Faults Detected
Can I still drive the car until this issue is fixed or will I be doing damage to the vehicle by driving it?
#9 of 20 failed emission test
Dec 24, 2007 (11:15 am)
i have a 96 ford taurus and it failed the mission test. The computer is saying that it is not ready. The garage said that it might be loosing its memory. The fuses is good and the battery does not drop below 10 volts at start up. what else can I do ?
#10 of 20 Mercury Sable Emission Light
Apr 28, 2008 (6:20 pm)
My emission light came on after filling up for the 2nd time with E85 Gas. Has any one else had this problem and will it go away. The light is yellow so my mechanic said its just a warning but I'm just wanting to see if anyone else experenced this. The first time I filled up with E85 it was only 1/2 tank and the rest was gas but the 2nd time was another 1/2 tank of E85 so now its mostly E85 and then the light came on about 15 miles later. If anyone else has had this problem please let me know.