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2004 ford taurus dohc will not idle when its cold, after the temp needle moves a little it will kinda idle. also sometimes when im driving for awhile and get to a stop sign the car acts like its flooding out or stalling. when the cars warm it idles just fine.

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You have a cold start sensor that is causing your hard start and idle problems. After replacing the offending sensor you should disconect your negative battery cable for 3 minuites to clear the code.

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Possible bad Idle Air Control valve. (same issue with my mustang.)
Replaced the IAC and everything smoothed out perfect.

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