Question about 1994 Ford Taurus
I have a 1994 ford taurus sedan with a 3.8L engine. Recently, had a problem where the check engine light would come on, and the car would all the sudden have almost no power. You could barely move the car. You press on the gas, and the car would slowly move. Felt like the parking brake was on, even though it wasn't. Turned it off for 15 minutes, then back on. Ran fine for about 2 minutes, then did it again. Let the car sit over night, and now it hasn't done this again. Any idea what caused this condition?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Ford Taurus ses 24v DOHC
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.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
what is the battery voltage with no headlights on and car running with a multimeter and your light on the dash on?
what is the voltage at battery with car running and headlights on with a multimeter?
It sounds like it is overcharging,
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
most likely you have a problem with your vacuum system. the check engine light is mainly for emission problems. it could the MAS airflow sensor as well though...
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
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