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Engine keeps shutting off

Engine shuts off randomly while coasting to a stop or just slowing up, never while applying throttle. Sometimes will restart right away other times would crank fine but would not restart

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 mercury sable and the car shuts off while driving

will it sounds like the fuel filter is clogged, replace the filter, if that dont work your fuel pump is bad.. sounds like the filter.. good luck keith...

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SOURCE: car has trouble accelerating sometime. if you stop

with a vehicle that old I would replace all of the easy maintenance parts on the vehicle. Plugs and wires. Fuel filter. Also you should check the coils. You can do so by removing a plug wire boot off of one coil at a time. Ther should be a steady strong spark. You may get a shock but it is only a little one.

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SOURCE: Engine idles rough. Engine shuts off while coming

Rough Idle covers several symptoms. Do you mean Idle (RPM) goes up and down or do you mean it is too low and car tries to stall? Idle is dependent on fuel delivery and spark Depending on your mileage and driving style it is more likely an Idle Air Control valve, Mass Airflow Sensor or Throttle body. I would purchase CRC MAF Cleaner and CRC Throttle Body cleaner. you will need to disconnect the induction hose from the air filter and throttle body. On the Taurus/Sable the air filter is loated on driver side under hood. Trace back from it and mid way youwill find a plastic cylinder that is wired in with a plug. Unplug the MAF. Make sure and notate which side is facing the engine as the air flow has to be the right way. I put a dot on the side that should face inward to remember the flow direction. Find a ventilated area and take the CRC MAF cleaner and spray the inside of the Mass airflow from about an inch away. Be careful there are very fine wires inside that can be broken by the nozzle by touching or being too close when spraying. Spray liberally and then set aside to dry. Continuing up the intake you will find the throttle body whihc is a cirucular intake that is metalic It has a butterfly valve inside. Use the same CRC brand but this time us CRC Throttle body cleaner. DONT USE CARB CLEANER OR OTHER BRAND. Ford coats their Throttle bodies with teflon and any other brand can eat this lining away. Clean in short bursts. You can gently take a clean shop rag to wipe inside with your finger as sprayed to dislodge some of the dirt, but be gentle. Dont use stiff brushes.. A qtip, a soft bristle tooth brush with very light pressure. as well. Clean it very well. Place rag underneath to catch any run off. After its cleaned and teh MAF is cleaned, replace the air filter and reassemble the unit. The car will be hard to start at first. Turn it over a few times and it will start. It will sputter a bit and then should run better. Start with MAF and Throttle body first. then move to plugs..Finally, the MAF and Throttle body should be cleaned every other oil change.

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SOURCE: the engine of my 2002 mercury villager will sometimes shut off suddenly and i have to wait about 5 minutes before it will restart

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