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95 ford taurus stalls in very hot temps. every summer. Fuel pump?

I live in las vegas , and for the last 5-6 years my taurus stalls out in traffic when the temp. reaches 105 or above. Once cooled off it runs fine. It scares me and my wife since you never know when it's going to happen. I read that some of the fuel pumps in these cars were defective. Kind of like a vapor lock. On disability please help.
Thanks, Harry Steeves

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  • al simone Apr 27, 2012

    This is most likely a faulty ignition module. possible fuel pump but only if the tank is close to empty, where as fuel in tank helps keep the pump cool.
    Anything electonic is susceptical to heat



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When this happens have you noticed what temp guage said? if it was hot then you might try a lower temperature thermostat and flush coolant system.If it doesn't actualy get hot coolant wise then a vapor lock in fuel system would be unlikely to my knowledge, car has fuel pump in gas tank and is fuel injected.If you only take short trips in car cooling system,<thermostat,water pump,coolant level and radiator> could be at fault and only when running for longer periods of time might cause overheating and not noticed on regular days on short trips.

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