Question about 2004 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Low oil pressure

I just bought this car it had the low oil pressure light on the dash when you drive it it take a while to pick up speed then it cut off on me and took a min, to start back up running rough i changed the oil pressure senser and the egr feed back unit car has 126,0000miles on it what is it or what else should i do has new oil change

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 33,326 Answers

Your Taurus may be due for an engine overhaul. You may continue replacing parts at random until reaching that conclusion.

Posted on Dec 31, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: oil pressure

Check the oil pressure switch!

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

gabndan2
  • 35 Answers

SOURCE: No oil Pressure, with knock. then oil pressure returns after turning off engine for a few minutes and cranking back up again.

is oil filter clogged???

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 97 F350 diesel check engine light stays on and is running rough?

Ok, lets take this from the top. I have a 97 f250 diesel. In mid may mine did the same thing. It's either one of two things. You have under valve cover harnesses (uvc). They slide in under your valve covers, you will see two wiring harnesses on the outside of the valve cover gaskets on either side of the block. Ok, it IS possible one of these slipped out of place and killed two of your injectors, causing the horrible running/ low idle/no power/ sounds like the truck is going to stall symptoms. The easiest way to check that is to unplug the wires while the truck is running and see if it kills the engine, if it doesen't unplug the other one on the same side of the valve cover. If both of these don't cause any change then you have a bigger problem, the IDM (Injector drive module).

FAIR WARNING: When you unplug the wires with the truck on it is extremely dangerous, it is 110 volt feed. It can kill you.

OK, the IDM is a silver box, 8"x10" approx dimensions, located on the driver side under the hood, over top the front tire. If you take the wires you unplugged and take a multi meter to them and they are dead, you have a bad IDM. This was the case with my truck. Ford designed the IDM to have a hole in the side to allow condensation to escape from it, unfortunately, this allows water inside and will short out resistors and practically kill half of your engine. Buy a new IDM on ebay for about $380. It takes 5 minuts to put it in.

I hope this helps you out man.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

czaa
  • 4514 Answers

SOURCE: 2007 Ford expedition won't start

ur oil pump may be failin-there r sensors everywhere on new cars-keepin u from starting as safety measure-computer systems r complex n things dont always show on 1 scan-they kinda hav the mindset of a pc

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you. I have spoken with 2 other mechanics who said the same thing regarding the oil pump. It's being looked at. So I'll post more once I know"

iambanshee74
  • 3489 Answers

SOURCE: 1997 Mustang Cobra (4V, 4.6L), rough idling, won't stay running

silly question, however did you check the air box for nests. it is not uncommon for rodents to climb in and make themselves at home. i would also say to get a maf from ford. check ALL around the engine compartment and underneath for evidence of rodents and their leavings. youll be very suprised what you may find.cheers

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Cut off light comes on at 60mph oil pressure drop 38 39


If the oil pressure is otherwise normal except when you are running at higher speeds i suspect the relief valve on the oil pump is sticking in the open or partially open position at constant higher engine speeds.

You will need to have the oil pressure on the engine properly tested by a professional and the cause of the low oil pressure diagnosed. If you drive the car on low oil pressure you will cause very expensive internal engine damage many multiple times the cost of fixing the current problem.

Insufficient engine oil changes for the type of vehicle use (a practice which most owners follow because they usually do the absolute minimum thinking they will save money) causes sludge build up in the engine and these kinds of issues that you have now. Most owners are even too lazy to routinely and frequently check under bonnet fluid levels between services - engine oil level, coolant level, power steering fluid level etc.

Nov 23, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Oil light comes on when the car is idleing or when I let off of the gas it blinks what could be the problem?


Low oil pressure maybe? Oil pressure will vary depending on engine speed-higher speed=more psi, lower speed=less psi. If there is a mechanical reason for low oil psi then idle is when it will be low enough to turn on or flicker the light. Also, you could very possabily have a slugged up oil pick-up screen.

Aug 17, 2014 | 2005 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Oil light stays on when giving it gas goes off when idle


The oil pressure sending unit grounds the dash light bulb around 5 psi so as engine speed increases oil pressure rises keeping the light off the engine bearings have excessive clearance if pressure is low.

Apr 26, 2014 | 1986 Dodge Ramcharger

1 Answer

Why does my oil light stay on when giving it gas and goes off when idle


the oil sending unit grounds out the dash light bulb as engine speed increases the pressure rises and turn light off normal idle hot oil pressure 30-40 psi. if low then engine bearings are worn.

Apr 26, 2014 | 2004 Dodge SRT-4

1 Answer

1998 nissan frontier 2 wheels drive pick up engine cuts out at 100 mph or at 160kmh.Is this because it has a speed governor?


for mstarters and your ownSAFETY.. dont reattempt this..it may also be that low oil pressure in the block caused the fuel pump to cut oput so you wont blow the engine..why do something so stupid??just drive it and do it safely please..the life you save will be YOUR OWN..

Dec 22, 2013 | Nissan Frontier Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

Why does my low oil pressure light comes on when making left and right turns


Oil level is probably low. When you turn, your oil splashes to the right or left and your pump is not able to pick up the proper amount of oil to pump. If the level is proper, you might have the wrong grade of oil. Check your owners manual for proper weight for the driving sonditions you are in.

Oct 20, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When I drive my 02 caravan for 10 minutes the oil light cuts on and the car cuts off. After letting it rest over night, I drive it again and it does the same thing. It seems like it cuts off after the...


Hi, try putting in a new oil pressure switch. If the light continues to come on, you will need a new oil pump. The oil pressure switch cuts off the fuel pump when the oil pressure is low. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Sep 15, 2011 | 2002 Dodge Caravan

3 Answers

Oil light flashing on dash


check for proper oil level in engine with dipstick if ok.then install mechanical oil pressure gauge on oil pressure sending unit to verify proper oil pressure, if pressure ok. then replace the sending unit/sensor, if pressure not ok. , you may need to remove engine oil pan to check for restriction on oil pick-up tube screen. if ok replace pump. but also check clearance on mains and connecting rods.

Jan 24, 2011 | 1992 Honda Accord

3 Answers

Engine oil light is showing on the dash board after switching on


Most important thing you need to do is to establish the actual oil pressure. put a mechanical gauge on the engine and read real oil pressure. If pressure is low (min is 15psi, I prefer to see at least 20 at idle) there is an internal problem...bearings etc. If pressure is good, sending unit has failed...replace it. I would not drive it 'till the oil pressure is verified as being safe. You might get lucky and someone just forgot to plug in the sending unit, but it must be checked!!!
good luck

Apr 03, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Corolla

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Ford Taurus Logo

123 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5471 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...