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1999 ford taurus runs then dies

I have a 1999 ford taurus and it will start and run, but sometimes it will die and not start again for a while i have replaced the plugs, wires, ignition coil, fuel filter,and crankshaft sensor. also my low collant lite is on but it is full of coolant. what else could it be?

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  • ksangel200 May 25, 2009

    i can hear the fuel pump coming on, and if it was the fuel pump wouldnt it just stop working. not work whenever it wants to?

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    likely fuel pump in tank is going. Can you hear it running when you turn key on (runs for 5 seconds unless engine running.

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I had the same problem and dealt with it over a year no one could figure it out, after 3 mechanics looked at it, a mechanic fixed the fuel pump and it hasnt done it in 2 years...

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The Idle Air Controller Valve is likely to be clogged. You can take it to the Ford Dealership to see if the duty cycle is at the proper % for idle and determine it there, and if it is the problem you can try cleaning it for a few bucks using electric parts cleaner or you can replace it. They are a bit pricey 100+ Dollars if the clean doesn't work.

Also fuel filter is a good thing to change if you haven't

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Possible fuel pump- if the car is a flexfuel vehicle it could be the flexfuel sensor.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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