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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Engine, Sedan, Wagon
#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)
#84 of 119 Re: 2001 TAURUS 3.0 DOHC WON'T IDLE COLD [sarge79]
Jan 10, 2010 (7:52 pm)
I recently had a similar problem. Found that I had a cracked vacuum line elbow (plastic). Car would start hard in the cold and would not idle with out reving the engine. After the engine warmed the problem seemed to get less severe. I also noticed that upon initial startup the brake pedal felt very stiff. This aslo went away as the engine warmed up. (I think as the short length of vacuum hose warmed and expanded it put enough pressure on .the elbow to seal up the crack The elbow that I'm refering to is directly above the tranny dipstick in the main vacuum line going to a small distrubution box serving the brake booster and other items.
Listen for a hissing noise in that area when the car is first started.
#85 of 119 Re: Taurus stalls on 1/4 of a tank of gas [equalizer245]
Jan 15, 2010 (1:57 pm)
Mass Air Flow sensor, unplug it clamp off hose and if it run good, the MAF sensor is bad.
#86 of 119 helping a friend...
Jan 31, 2010 (10:51 pm)
I have a friend that owns a 2001 Ford Taurus Sedan, and while she was driving the check engine light came on as did the oil light, and the car died and wouldn't start back up... any ideas as to what it might be?
#87 of 119 Re: 1996 ford taurus [erniet]
Feb 02, 2010 (3:25 pm)
Thanks for answering. You are the first one I've read that even comes close to my question, much less an answer.
I believe you are right. That is exactly what I suspected after my tests and also when the so called "mechanic" said my engine was SHOT. I just couldn't believe an engine that new and running as good as it had would quit so suddenly.(with NO noises or warning(s) etc.) BTW that "mechanic" is the head of the service dept. at a good size shop here. See what I have to contend with? And I thought the big cities were bad haha.
Do you have any idea what it might cost to get this fixed?
It's a nice car and I'd like to get it going again. This Obama Oppression though has gotten me into a "not as sound" financial situation. In the spring I could probably do it myself???
Thanks for your reply....Marv