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Trouble starting 2000 Ford Taurus

Just replaced MAF and fuel pump but still has trouble starting when cold. When it does start it has a bad hesitation in increasing the RPM's until it has sufficiently warmed up. Then it runs great.

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  • chefksm Nov 02, 2008

    I have a flexi-fuel and am using e-85.

  • chefksm Nov 02, 2008

    Thanks man. I can live with the problem rather than spend the dough. Should I try going back to 89 octane gasoline?

  • chefksm Nov 02, 2008

    Thanks. I'll try it out.

  • chefksm Nov 03, 2008

    It looks like the gasoline fixed the problem. Even with a tank of half E-85 and half regular unleaded gasoline, she starts right up in the morning. No problem. Thanks again. I really appreciate the help.

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Are you useing the recommened grade of fuel, the Taurus will have cold start issues if prem. fuel is used when 89 octane is recommened, saw this many times while working for ford.

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    yadayada Nov 02, 2008

    You may have an issue with the fuel sensor, it changes basic engine settings to use alchol mix fuels, I hope the sensor is ok, it cost $3000 to the replace the only one I ever diagnosed as defective, also check to see if any program upgrades are availiable for the powertrain control module.

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    yadayada Nov 02, 2008

    Yes go back to 89 octane, I think that might cure the issue.

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