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#99 of 118 2001 ford taurus
Apr 13, 2011 (7:06 pm)
ok this has happened 4 times now i would drive somewere car running great shut it off and it would not start back up again it would roll over and fire acted like it was low on gas... it had gas it had great gas pressure had good spark on all 6 plugs... then like a hour later it would start back up the last time it happened when it started it ran really rough until i go past 30-40 mph then smoothed out so its still miss fireing and it is still running rough today... every time it happened it would start up with a bad lifter tick until 5 min or so past happened everytime and that car has never had a lifter tick.... no check engine light even wile running rough and yes the light does work it comes on when i turn key on my buddy had a 200 dollar computer code tester thing it came back with bad o2 sensor, bank 2 sensor 2 but ive had them go bad before and the vehicle has always started... f fuel pump is running with lots of pressure good spark clean air filter just done a tune up plugs wire ect. i com from a family were weve always worked on our own vehicles i know a little my dad knows a little my dad brother knows allot of a little i guess we know as mutch as anyone else would know that has never seen this problem the vehicle is a 2001 ford taurus se with the 3.0 v6 and i cannot figure this problem out tommorow im changin the temp sensor ive seen that happen before that go bad and have running problems so ill let ya know errrrrrrrrrrr soooo frustrating.... thx guys plz reply...
#100 of 118 Re: 2001 ford taurus [tmathews1]
Apr 13, 2011 (7:08 pm)
what happened to the days were if u had gas spark and air ure vehicle was running...
#101 of 118 Re: 2001 ford taurus [tmathews1]
May 16, 2011 (9:32 pm)
I have a 1999 taurus with the same problem any ideas did youir figure it out??
#102 of 118 Recent fuel pump replacement
May 24, 2011 (6:15 pm)
I might be beating a dead horse, but, I've been having the same stalling/starting issues with my 95 Ford Taurus. Recently I took it to the mechanic, the fuel pump was shot, as I had guessed, so I had it replaced. This has resolved the starting issue, as previously when it sat for more than 6hrs it would take three or four tries to turn over the engine, but I can still feel it wanting to stall out when the car is in drive, idling. I know the car needs a tune up badly, it still has all spark plugs and wiring, any other ideas? I just dropped $375 on the fuel pump replacement, I'd like to try to keep this to as much of a minimum as I can.
#103 of 118 Re: Recent fuel pump replacement [somegrl]
Oct 30, 2011 (5:46 pm)
I have a similar problem. I replaced the starter, the battery, the battery terminals, the rotor, and distributor cap, the ignition control module was tested and tested good. Does anyone have any suggestions? It has no spark from the distributor to the plugs.
#104 of 118 Re: Recent fuel pump replacement [ez49]
Nov 17, 2011 (11:00 am)
Your coilpack might be bad. At night, try starting the car with the hood open and check to see if there is any electrical arching at the coil pack or spark plug wires.
#105 of 118 Re: Recent fuel pump replacement [uvtime]
Nov 20, 2011 (11:14 pm)
I did check the cables, and found that arcing occurring.
However, the car did overheat once before it died. Someone told me that when the engine overheated a crack may have occurred, which maybe what is causing the engine to loose compression and not turn over. I don't know where the crack may have occurred. Does anyone know how to check this? Were would the crack occur...in a seal, on the engine block (compression cylinder)....
#106 of 118 Re: 2001 ford taurus [tmathews1]
Dec 27, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Sounds like your injectors are leaking you shut the car off they leak the engine is flooded it will finally start. Drive it at 30 to 40 cleans the plugs off and it runs good. And for anyone that has a bad check valve in the pump the pressure is good but the gas leaks back into the tank and you have to crank and crank to get it started or turn the key on for five seconds to run the pump and then turn off and on again for five seconds after the 3rd try you crank it. It usually starts right up then you know your pump is bad
#107 of 118 2007 Ford Taurus SEL
Jul 04, 2012 (11:49 am)
I bought a used 2007 Taurus with 56k on it. I've had it for a month now and I've taken it back to the dealership twice now because it keeps stalling. I don't know what causes it but the RPMs dip lower than normal and thats what it sounds like before it stalls. I've noticed it only does it when it's hot, the AC is running. When it stalls, the gauges on the dash all twitch for a while. I try pushing the gas after it does this but nothing happens. Sometimes after it twitches the gas gauge reads that there is more gas in there than before. I once had almost half a tank then it stalls, when I turned it back on it read a full tank. It doesn't matter how much gas I have when it happens. The dealership has cleaned the Throttle body, but that didn't help. I've tried recreating the situation but I can't find out what exactly causes it. It happens when I'm at a stop or going less than 20MPH.
If anyone has ANY information on this problem, please help. I would really like this problem fixed!
#108 of 118 Re: 1996 taurus wont stay started [greatdanedad]
Jul 10, 2012 (7:56 pm)
I would suspect the IAC (idle air control) motor. Fords have an idle issue that will cause them to die when pulled up to a stop sign sometimes you hear a sound like the horn honking, thats the air valve shutting off when it should stay open, it is caused by carbon generally and is best just to change the IAC. usually 3 screws easy access.