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#58 of 118 Stalling at stop lights and almost at highway speeds
Apr 20, 2008 (9:25 pm)
I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SES. I purchased it in January and it has recently been stalling when I stop. I hear a whining noise and then the theft light starts blinking, then the speedometer goes hay wire, then it stalls. Sometimes it just stalls when I stop without those indications. It also almost stalls while driving at highway speeds, only sometimes though, when I brake, use cruise control, or signal but it doesn't completely die, and resets the radio from on to off. It's like a power outage for 2 seconds then everything comes back online. The odd thing is that these things only happen once in awhile, but they are occurring more frequent lately. I have read that many people have had this problem but no one has been able to isolate the problem. Has anyone found out what the problem really is? Thanks for your help in advance.
#60 of 118 1994 SABLE STARTING ISSUE
Jul 15, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I GOT AN OLDER FRIEND WITH A INTERMITTING PROBLEM WITH A 1994 SABLE WITH 120K ON IT THAT IS BAFFELING ME. WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY TO ON AND GET THE NORMAL 2-3 SECOND PRIME FROM THE FUEL PUMP EVERYTHING CRANKS AND RUNS FINE. HOWEVER SOMETIMES WHEN THE KEY IS TURNED TO ON THE PUMP WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AND WHEN CRANKED WILL NOT START.
HAVE REPLACED THE INLINE FILTER AND THE FUEL PUMP IN THE TANK AND RAN GOOD FOR ONE DAY AND NOW BACK TO THE PUMP KEEPS RUNNING AND CANT GET IT TO START BUT CRANKS JUST FINE. HERES A FEW CLUES ALSO GETTING A FLICKERING AIR BAG LIGHT DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY RELATION(OR WHEN THIS LIGHT STARTED DOING THAT) BUT UNTILL NOW IF YOU CYCLED THE KEY SWITCH IT WOULD CATCH, HOWEVER NOW IT WONT, STILL CRANKS GREAT BUT WILL NOT START? HAVE NOT CHECKED FOR FUEL PRESSURE OR INJECTORS FOR FIRE BUT SUSPECTING EITHER THE CAM SENSOR OR THE KEY SWITCH OR POSSIBLE HARNESS ISSUES, ANYBODY GOT ANY INSIGHT ON THIS BEFORE I go nuts??? Thanks
#61 of 118 cant start my car
Jul 31, 2008 (1:44 pm)
i have a 95 taurus i drove it to work 1 day and forgot to turn off the lights the battery died i replaced it and nothing. the starter oonly clicks once. befor that the car ran fine any help?
#62 of 118 Re: 99 Mercury Sable will not start. [pander]
Jul 31, 2008 (1:49 pm)
hey buddy im haveing the same problem with my 95 taurus when u find out how to fix it tell me pllz
#63 of 118 Bad ground for all three of you.
Aug 15, 2008 (4:32 am)
Just a theory.
Aug 16, 2008 (11:41 pm)
AFTER REVIEWING MULTIPLE WIRING DIAGRAMS AND TALKING AROUND WITH MULTIPLE SOURCES I PURCHASED FROM A U PULL IT JUNK YARD FOR #50.00 AND REPLACED THE PCM LOCATED BEHIND THE GLOVE BOX AND IT NOW WORKS FINE. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WEATHER IT'S A FEDERAL OR CALIFORNIA PCM WHEN DOING THIS AND 94 AND 95 ARE THE SAME AS IS A SEDAN OR STATION WAGON AND A SABLE AND TAURES ARE ALSO IDENICAL BUT MUST BE THESE TWO YEARS ONLY.
KEEP IN MIND I HAD SPARK,FUEL PRESSURE,INJECTOR PULSE PRIOR AND CRANKED FINE AND WOULD NOT START. ALSO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AT LEAST 10 VOLTS MINIMUM WHILE CRANKING AS IT WILL NOT RUN WITHOUT.
PRIOR TO REPLACING THE PCM THE FUEL PUMP IN THE TANK AND THE CCRM MODULE ON THE RADIATOR SUPPORT WERE ALSO REPLACED AND HAD NO EFFECT. THE FACT THAT THE FUEL PUMP AND RADIATOR FAN NEVER SHUT OF WITH THE KEY IN THE RUN POSISTION WAS THE CLUE FOR ME AFTER REVIEWING THE WIRING DIAGRAM. HOPE THIS HELPS IN SOME WAY
#66 of 118 1994 Mercury Sable 3.8
Aug 31, 2008 (2:56 pm)
Replaced with used engine, checked all wires, cleaned all grounds, have 12 v to positive on coil. 12 volts to red pin in distributer plug but no spark or minus coil voltage.
#67 of 118 Re: Stalling at stop lights and almost at highway speeds [brandonj1979]
Sep 05, 2008 (7:35 am)
Strange. I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SES that I purchased in July. Yesterday on the way home from work the engine sounded funny like it was loosing power and then my alternator light came on. I did make it home (a ten minute trip) and it didn't die completely. The only thing that might be causing it is my gas cap is sort of broken and it won't make a complete seal on the gas and I am going to buy a new gas lid and see if that fixes the problem. I checked the oil and it is fine and the engine is not overheating at all. I cranked it up this morning and cranked no problem just engine sounds weak like it is loosing power. I am going to take it to autozone later and let them put it on the diagnostic machine and tell me what it might be.
Let me know if you find out anything else about this problem and I will let you know whether the gas lid fixes my problem.