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2002 Ford Taurus ses 24v DOHC

Ran car out of gas, now check engine light on, car stalls when idle drops below 1000 one of three codes says running lean will get other two codes today 109000 miles

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My 2000 Ford Taurus stalls now at under 800 rpm with 2 bad O2 sensors that I have yet to fix.

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1st thing change fuel filter. You probably pulled in some crud from the bottom of the tank. countrycurt0

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Sounds like when you ran the car out of gas the fuel pump was damaged, these in tank electric fuel pumps are very small and produce allot pressure and volume, the way they do this is to use the gas around them to cool down, when the pump comes out of fuel when the tank is below 1/4 full it starts to get hot very quickly, since your pump was well used (109000 miles) that was the last straw. When you replace the pump also replace the fuel filter.
I would also clean the throttle valve and idle speed control valve, this may be contributing to the low idle complaint, clear the system after the pump and cleaning by disconnecting the battery for a few moments.

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