20 Most Recent 2001 Ford Taurus Questions & Answers


Is battery fully charged? And possibly could be fuel regulator also. There is a YouTube video about something like this...vacuum line might have a hole and fuel pump may have connections backwards..

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered 40 minutes ago


I assume that when you say all the lights came on ... refers to all the dashboard lights and NOT your headlight/tail lights? I found the following reference for a 2013 Ford Focus:
On my way home on the freeway, my oil & battery light started flickering on and off at the same time and as it did the car was stalling out. I put my 4-way flashers on, slowed down and moved to the right lane as a safety measure. After another few miles both lights came on and stayed on and the car shut down. I pulled over to the berm, waited a few minutes, tried starting, it started and drove home with no issues. I drove to work the next day with no issues. On the way home things started happening again, the car shut down, but this time after waiting a few minutes the car never started. I had it towed to the dealer and they found that a wiring harness was up against the throttle body and wore through the protective insulating tape, then the wires causing the problem.
Another cause might be that a relay in the fuse/relay box under the hood broke
Good luck in your troubleshooting

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered 2 days ago


That is because the transmission is timed with the throttle position sensor and the idle air control valve on automatic transmissions. If the position sensor starts to fail you will have usually high, low, or erratic throttle and it will act as if the transmission is slipping. Have a mechanic clean your throttle body, replace the gasket, change the IAC motor, and throttle position sensor. Its what they should do to your car anyway for a full tune up but its rare anyone does it anymore. So i always do my own and you definitely feel the difference

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 12, 2018


This is a major repair, you should have experience and very specific tools to achieve this, I would get a mechanic for this one

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 10, 2018


Taurus's not known 4 having good tyranny's if possible take 2 amomco transmission. they no charge 2 Ck. may not b spelled right.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 08, 2018


If I remember correctly, the Trans Range Sensor, has ALL kinds of GREAT STUFF inexplicably routed through it. It can cause some quite crazy things to happen. There is Heater Hose that likes to leak on the Trans Range Sensor. Look and see if it was contaminated.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


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2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 14, 2017


You have a possibility of 2 things at the same time the first is the idle air control valve this controls idle the other is the throttle position sensor if you start the car when it's cold and you hear the rpms go from high and then settle to park curb idle then it should be OK when you put the car in drive the rpms go lower and this is normal but the throttle position sensor has changed its position inside and there's a worn dead spot in the contacts so the engine is stumbling and can't run this is a classic tps symptom but understand that I'm not there so I can only tell you that you must check vacuum lines for breaks and leaks what do you mean about check ignition module are you getting this trouble code? Also is your motor running real hot this is causing the no start till it cools down and is also affecting both sensors and a possible gasket leak allowing to much air into the system causing the stumbling from heat expansion spray carb cleaner around the throttle body if idle increases then that's your problem the amount of fuel/air mixture is out of specification the other thing is was the check engine light on before this happened? And is it on now? If so clear any codes by disconnecting the battery cables and wait 5min then reconnect them after doing this just turn your key to the on position and observe the dash lights ex.check engine abs airbag etc.you are in self test mode and if everything is working ok those lights will go out now start the car and try to go for a ride if you can great do so and if the check engine light comes on now you must have that code read to make sure that your not reading old codes in the keep alive memory that's why you disconnected the battery and the same goes for if the light stayed on after self test you are reading a brand new code that was set and find out what it is I'm explaining these other things because I'm not sure what you meant by check ignition module right down everything you have done and post back if the problem still is present good luck stephen

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 12, 2017


When you say "hose" it could be to the heater inside the car. If the problem is outside it's not that big a deal to replace ... however if the break is inside the car, depending on the model, part of the dash will need to be removed. If it is the heater hose they are not high pressure. If they look like aluminum you may be referring to the Air Conditioner lines. If one is leaking you will need an AC guy. (unfortunately) specialty tools is required to evacuate the system, replace the line, do a vacuum test again to see that it doesn't leak, then re-charge the system and test.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Nov 05, 2017


They are #194 bulbs for the dash instrument panel lighting

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Nov 03, 2017


That suggests that the problem is in the harness, something in the connector or wiring is causing an open circuit. You will need to have the circuit tested to find the fault. Ford alternators have known connector issues & new aftermarket connectors are readily available at most auto parts stores.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 25, 2017


Pay a shop to do a full brake fluid flush and an ABS bleed procedure. Sounds like you have air or crud in the ABS unit

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 21, 2017


The rust on the exhaust will hardly inhibit a spark of the proper power. The spark should be a blue colour and jump with a sharp noise like a shot.

A graduated spark gap is the best way to measure the spark power. A modern engine ignition system needs to produce around 30,000 volts in order to start and run smoothly - that equates to a gap of around 3/8" or 10mm.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 19, 2017


disconnect the catalytic converter/muffler and see if that helps. If so, you've got a plugged converter/muffler

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 19, 2017


the pcm does not recognise your new key pretty much. they have to be matched by a dealer in most cases.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 04, 2017


bad tire, gad wheel bearings , loose steering tie rod ball joints , wheel alignment
take it to a front end specialist for a full inspection

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 10, 2017

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