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I have a 99 ford taurus first starting up an driving it it runs good little skip to it but not bad jump an drive off does fine but no matter hot or cold after bout 20/30 mins of driving it losses ALL power skips HORRIBLE runs like its out of gas an smokes like a freight train smoke changes from blue to white then grey then back to blue but always smells the same ( like its running EXTREMELY rich but if I shift to neutral while driving an shut it off an immediately start it back it'll run like nothing was ever for another 20/30 mins then starts acting up again ..... SUGGESTIONS? ??? I have replaced coil pack, plugs, wires, fuel pump, filter, EGR, and MAP sensorstill no change but I happened to notice back middle injector is making a loud tapping noise an front left plug keeps fluding with fuel every time I pull that plug its soaked in gas.... please help?????

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Ihave the same year of van and had the same problem my check engine light would come on and cam sensor code came up after that was fixed the crank sensor came up after that was fixed all was good if no check engine light comes on then it is a bad computer

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It sounds like sticky injectors. Going on the age I assume its done more then a 100000 if not 200000 kms. The rule is with injectors is that you should service them every 100,000, unlike diesel injectors Petrel injector are cheap. A set might cos $120 but short of throwing it on a scan tool and mapping injector pulses and the cold start input I'd start there. The others thing it could be mixed up with is the cooled start sensor, playing up and over fuelling.

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Had the same problem with a Ford Ranger 4 cylinder. It turned out being a blown head gasket between 3rd and 4th cylinder. Compression was blowing from one cylinder to the other. Some times it ran great then others it couldn't pull it's self.

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SOURCE: Ford Taurus choking at 4000rpm

maybe your EGR valve

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SOURCE: flooding out. using lots of fuel. black smoke

you could have a bad injector spider if the truck is vortec,if not look to the idle air control valve if this part is bad it won't get the right amount of air and flood the truck out, hints why you are smelling fuel, also look at to o2 sensor if this is bad the computer won't adjust the timing another reason you're smelling fuel . hope this helps you and good luck!

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SOURCE: 2000 TDI - Lots of white smoke at cold start.

Sounds like your injection pump timing is off, an injector is leaking or a bad seal on your IP.
VW dealers have a horrible reputation when it comes to TDI's. Check out the posts over at Those guys are very knowledgeable - and the first thing they'll tell you is don't take it to a dealer.
You can probably find someone in your area that has a copy of Vag-Com (scantool software that vw uses) software that could look at your timing. It definitely sounds like your dealer was throwing parts at your car because they didn't know what your problem is. If I were you, I'd copy and paste your post from here over at

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if you are sure you changed the last coil on the fire wall side of the engine. you could have a bad fuel injector. to prove it ,you could move the # 3 injector to one of the front cylinders and see if the skip moves with it. if it does you know for sure what to do.
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