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I have a 88 ford taurus.... and recently i've enountered a problem that i need help trouble shooting with.. i was driving on the high way and when i pulled off the off ramp and stoped at the light .. the engine began to go faint on me like it was running out of gas.. it did not fail to run until after the light turned green. i hit my gas peddle and the car acted like it ran out of gas.. it shut down... i could manage to restart it at that point, park it, then restart it again after 15 minutes.. also drive over 5 miles at around 45 miles an hour to my house... went to start my car in the morning and it will not start.. it's trying the car turns over starter works in all functions in the car as well.. but it will not catch and start up the engine........ does anyone know what might be wrong??

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  • doublearonon Dec 05, 2008

    i'm going to change the filter soon.. but i tried something a friend told me to try .. i sprayed some starter fuel in the intake and tried to start it.. nothing happen... my friend is not an expert.. but thinks it might not be a fuel problem.. any other suggestoion.. could it be the altanater???



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It sounds like there is a good chance that either your fuel filter is getting clogged or your fuel pump might be worn or faulty. The first thing to do is check the fuel pressure.
If it is OK then you should check to see if it has spark.
I suspect a fuel problem, but it could also be a spark problem.

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