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My 2002 Ford Taurus hesitates while driving and now shuts down

Replaced plugs and wires, fuel filter and vehicle still hesitates at all speeds and now is shutting down when driving.

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Anyone checked fuel pressure with a gauge yet ?
Is the check engine light on ?

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SOURCE: 2002 E-250 5.4l hesitation during accelleration

Sounds like you could have a bad coil or boots. When I do tuneups on fords I always use motorcraft plugs, and replace the boots that hook to the coils, also buy some dielectric grease to put small dab inside the boot where it slides on the plug. You will probably also need 8mm socket, 7mm socket, and a wobble spark plug socket, or swivel to reach some of them. I usually try to blow air around the intake to clean any dirt off. Then I do 1 plug at a time, and while the plug is out i crank it over or start it a second to blow anymore debris out. Fords are bad about getting misfires on back cylinders. If you take it to a shop beware book time is about 3.5 hours. Could be worse I just got through last week tearing apart a 6.0 powerstroke in 2006 E350 (No access there)

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 ford ranger extended cab 6 cyl fuel injected 2 wheel drive automatic

This year of ranger had a few flaws, In one case, a break power booster was robbing the vacumm, you can test this by plugging it off and seeing the differance, but you will have limited brakes. This model year had a problem with a vacuum leak on the manifold. You can check these in many ways, but please don't use starting fluid. The rear of the manifold usually on the drivers side where it seals to the block.
Also, in 2 other cases a cracked head has gave me the same problem. It is caused from a loss of vacuum.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: runs rough/worse, backfire sputters, smell fuel

make sure all wires are secure on the plugs. Make sure that if you bought the plugs aftermarket, that they are the suggested equipment from the Ford (http://www.car-stuff.com/carparts/fordtaurus20002000motorcraftmisp432154315.html Make sure the plugs (gap) were not damaged during installation. Check the firing order is correct. (1,4,2,5,3,6)

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SOURCE: My 94 Ford Taurus wont start! turns over but acts

the automatic gas shut off switch is located in the trunk tucked up under the wheel well I think on the left side for that car. you need to feel around for it and press a button on it to reset it.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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