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#74 of 119 2003 FORD TAURUS SPORT WAGON STALLING
Aug 05, 2009 (12:20 pm)
My 2003 Taurus 3.0 Duratec has 30,000 miles on it and I am having the STALLING deal when it gets WARM UP!And I have to let it sit about 30MINS. Before it will RUN! I can drive 1 hr. or as much as I want,turn it OFF and then I have to WAIT about 30 to 35 mins. And it will be Fine!If any body knows what is going on!Do TELL!!
Aug 05, 2009 (5:01 pm)
1993 Merc Sable 3.8V6. Weard as it may sound, it starts and runs great for 6 days. On the 7th day, it will turn-over but will not fire/start. First time this happened I plugged in a simple ODB tester. Nothing important came up. Tried starting and it fired right up. Ran great for 6 days, on 7th day would not fire. repeated the testing and it fired right up. It did this for 5 weeks consistently. Finally got tired of the hassle and took it to the ford dealer. They replaced the fan/temp sensor because the fan would run when you first turn on the ignition. They found some minor corrosion on some wires and charged me $350. Drove it home but than went on vacation for 9 days. Would not start after I got home.
ANYBODY know what is going on?? This seven day cycle has me stumped. Also, the 7th day when it won't start has been on a Sunday. True! Go figure. Is there something in the computer that happens after 7 days. I figure every time I run the dianogists it would reset the computer. After the 5th week of this, for some reason I could not run the diagnostics to get it to start.
It is a great car otherwise. Maybe it just has the "seven_day_itch" and wants to retire. Or maybe it is Jewish. HELP!!
#76 of 119 Re: 2003 FORD TAURUS SPORT WAGON STALLING [akr7064]
Aug 15, 2009 (7:51 am)
I was getting BAD GAS at my service station so I swichted to a differ, station! Now every thing is FINE!! I hope this HELPS some one!!
#77 of 119 Re: Car won't stay running [1worrieddriver]
Sep 17, 2009 (6:30 pm)
I had this same problem. It is common among the taurus, evidently, but I went through ECM, Dist. Cap/rotor, Ignition module, etc. before I found the answer on autozone's forum. Evidently the ford taurus fuel pump get's vapor locked and will stall out and have a no start till you wait awhile and then it will restart. You have to replace the fuel pump. This is very common from the 89-96 year. It occurs frequently when you are doing multiple stops in a hot environment. Which is what mine did. I could drive it around town fine, but it would give me problems in heavy traffic, and I live in Texas. If the fuel pump has some milage or years of wear and haven't been replaced it is very susceptable to this problem.
#78 of 119 Re: Car won't stay running [susiegs50]
Oct 04, 2009 (8:15 am)
ford taurus and mercury sable have a relay box (around 93'- 98') when it fries the 10v 47uf capacitor will not start, nor can you read the computer with an OBDII reader.
It is located under the radiators protective cover (and looks like a cars computer)
I am still looking for the cause of the blown cap on the one I am working on, so I will have the FIX for you guys as soon as I can, but this will give you a place to put the band-aid till I find where the leg is broke.
#79 of 119 Re: 2007 Ford Taurus stalling issue [bev74]
Oct 13, 2009 (3:07 am)
I also have had the same problem. I own a 2007 Ford Taurus with 49,000 miles. I was driving for about 20 minutes for both of my stalls. Both stalls came from accelerating from a stop of a red light turning left. HELP!!!
#80 of 119 2000 taurus, stalling
Dec 03, 2009 (3:03 pm)
My anti-theft light will flash a few times and the car will stall at a stop. It will restart but this is very aggravating. I have had the throttle plate cleaned, the ignition switch replaced ( by the dealer of course who said this was the problem), bought a new key and no results
#81 of 119 2001 TAURUS 3.0 DOHC WON'T IDLE COLD
Dec 17, 2009 (9:25 pm)
MY 01 TAURUS WON'T IDLE WHEN IT IS FIRST STARTED COLD. I CAN STAY IN THE CAR AND RUN THE RPM'S AT 2000 AND IT WILL GO...ANY LOWER AND IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S FLOODING - SPUTTERING AND WANTING TO STALL...THERE ARE TIMES IT WILL HANG AT HIGH IDLE FOR ABOUT 10 SECONDS AND THEN DROP ALL THE WAY TO 750 AND ALL THE ISSUES START. ONCE IT WARMS UP NO PROBLEMS I HAVE TRIED FRESH FUEL, ADDITIVES, THROTTLE CONTROL VALVE, PFE SENSOR REPLACED, VACUUM LINES CHECK CLEANED MAS AIR SENSORAND EGR, CHECKED SPARK PLUGS...I'M STUMPED ANYONE WITH IDEAS...PLEASE
#82 of 119 Re: 2001 TAURUS 3.0 DOHC WON'T IDLE COLD [sarge79]
Jan 06, 2010 (12:10 pm)
try the coolant temp sensor
#83 of 119 Re: 1996 ford taurus [taurusidiot]
Jan 06, 2010 (12:37 pm)
must have jumped time
this explains the no compression state
change chain and any bad gears
(or could be a tensioner)