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2000 ford taurus engine light came on. car idles real low when we come to a stop . to keep from the engine stalling out we put it in neutral and give it a little gas.

Added a can of seafoam to a full tank of gas but no results.what should we look for next?

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Check coil pack they can go bad even when not many miles. Also check plugs. Check the code see if it is a misfire. Vulcan or Duratec engine?

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The IAC valve is usually the problem with the 1.9 Escorts ,causing a very poor engine idle at a stop. It is located on the side of the throttle body .

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Sounds like when you ran the car out of gas the fuel pump was damaged, these in tank electric fuel pumps are very small and produce allot pressure and volume, the way they do this is to use the gas around them to cool down, when the pump comes out of fuel when the tank is below 1/4 full it starts to get hot very quickly, since your pump was well used (109000 miles) that was the last straw. When you replace the pump also replace the fuel filter.
I would also clean the throttle valve and idle speed control valve, this may be contributing to the low idle complaint, clear the system after the pump and cleaning by disconnecting the battery for a few moments.

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Hi Aaron. With all due respect you need to stop changing parts and find out what the check engine code is. You're just guessing at what's wrong.

Get the codes read, they will point you in the right direction. There are too many things to list here all the potential causes without those codes. It could be the idle air controller, fuel pressure, clogged catalytic converter, etc., it could be a lot of things!

Most auto parts stores will read the codes for free, or you could pick up a basic code reader for as little as $50 - $60. Once you have the codes, post back here or look them up at http://www.check-engine-light.com

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mcdevito75 here, Sounds like the idle speed motor, Ford is known for these idle speed motors going bad, in the later stages the car races like crazy. have your repair shop check this idle speed motor and change it.

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