Question about 1996 Ford Taurus
My 99 taurus has been good Im a single mom & not real mechanically inclined living on a vary low fixed income. Car was fine when I shut it off ( it was late ) hours later I started it & immediately it began running rough as if it didn't want to run like it was cold. In a hurry to get my **** home ( stieght shot of about 2 miles) hauled it at my norm 65 to 75 and the check engine light began flashing. Before shutting it off and still running a bit rough I could hear the belt starting shred & this odd smell. Throttle bering had gone out which explains the belt, yes ? I had'm both changed. My car still running rough & that smell and check engine light is still flashing. Can u tell me what the heck is going on? P.S. It now has alittle over 200 thousand
If the car is running rough like not a lot of power youre coil pack might be bad my 2000 taurus started running rough i ran the code and it said one of the cylynders wasnt firin i changed the plugs and wires still same prob then changed out coil pack $70. dollars that fixed it
Posted on Nov 11, 2012
The reason the check engine light is flashing instead of on steady is because it is missing bad and the car companies did this to tell you to stop the car as soon as possible to prevent damage. That is the only time the light will flash off and on instead of being on steady.
The cause is a little harder to diagnose. It could be a fouled spark plug, a bad plug wire, an injector, stopped up fuel filter. I can't remember if that car has the distributer or the coil packs but you could have a problem there. If you have never changed the spark plugs or fuel filter, it is well over a hundred thousand miles to do so now. They say to change them at one hundred thousand but 50 to 75 thousand is better and you will get better mileage. The fuel filter needs to be changed every 20 thousand miles now days because of all the cheap gas we have to put in the cars.
This is for mechanics or technicians. If no one out there believes me about the mileage on the fuel filter, then take the filter off and see what comes out the back. Looks like black water to me.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 30, 2017 | Nissan Cars & Trucks
Dec 03, 2013 | 2001 Daewoo Lanos
Mar 30, 2013 | 2003 Ford Taurus
Nov 09, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus
Oct 08, 2010 | 2003 Ford Taurus
Oct 19, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Jan 20, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus
Nov 19, 2008 | 1999 Ford Taurus
Sep 10, 2008 | 1998 Dodge Dakota
350 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: