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My Ford Taurus just had the oxygen sensor replaced. Now when driving, the seems to run by itself over 35 mph you dont even have to put your foot on the accelerator. When slowing down the tach/engine still runs high, then when you stop it suddenly drops down. When you start the car, the tach/engine runs high and you have to wait about a min for it to go down before you can put it in gear.

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yes he is correct also check for any vacum leaks into the intake this will cause the o2 sensors to tell the obc (computer) to compensate for the extra air entering the system and cause the engine to lean the fuel out that will cause a obd2 code saying the o2 sensor needs to be replaced when it is only a vacum leak

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When you start your car the computer needs time to calibrate. That means set a base level for all components. I would recommend that whenever you start your car be sure that the tachometer has dropped below 1 before proceeding. Also it is a good idea to not have any other accessories running while warming up (e.g. radio, blower).
Your computer starts to gather O2 readings after you have driven over 10 mph for 30 seconds. Your O2 sensor is starting to give out and giving your computer wrong voltages, this means that when you press the gas your computer cannot calculate the correct air/fuel ratio. The symptoms you are having are no doubt the cause of the bad O2 sensor, I would recommend you buy one on Ebay ~$45.

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remove the front 02sensor and drive the car like that, remove means complety take it apart from exaust, if problem goes away or gets so much better then your catalitic converter at the exaust is restricted and need a new one

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as odd as this may sound its a power (electrical) problem check the battery the alternator and the cable coming off of the alternator my car does this when there is not enough current to (something?) lol.... so check all those thigs and report back

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I have the same car. So far no problems with the Transmision. I had the Trans oil change out every 60 K Sure sounds like you need to get the Transmision checked. Is the fault light on. I have invested ina fault code reader sure is worth it. 
Good luck.  Vilmos

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    • 4Mount a tool to hold the flywheel so you can remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and crankshaft pulley. Lower the alternator so you can unplug its electrical connections. Disconnect the crankshaft position sensor and Oxygen sensor connector. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt and B+ connector nut to remove the alternator.
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Read more: How to Replace the Alternator in a Ford Taurus ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4506222_replace-alternator-ford-taurus.html#ixzz1ZdgFklse

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