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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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SOURCE: 96 ford taurus

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.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Ford Taurus choking at 4000rpm

maybe your EGR valve

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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.
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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

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

SOURCE: 2002 ford ranger 2.3L skipping at idle. Replaced plugs, plug wires, coil and cam sensor. Need help. Whats next fuel injectors?

Repair Shop--- you installed too many parts already,
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SOURCE: 1995 ford windstar funs good in cold weather no check engine light gets hot but not by guage shuts off replaced coil pack fuel pump and a few more sensors just can't find reason

If your Windstar is equipped with the 3.8 L engine, that could be the source of the problem

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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...

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.

May 07, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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My Ford Taurus 2001 died while driving it. There was a small pop sound from under the hood before it died. It will restart but runs really really rough and dies again.

Hmmmmmmm.......I doubt your timing chain skipped.
Possible bad coil pack.Wasn't running hot or nearly out of oil?
If it's not a vacuum hose(large one)or fuel pump quitting, I'd say it's an internal engine problem.
Can you get someone to plug a code reader into it? don-ohio

Oct 20, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Engine start good but when I put it in revs it vibrats and the idea jumps put in drive the car drives fine stop for a light the engine runns bad

your transmission is going bad and its stopping your car from running right
hope that this helps you

Apr 22, 2011 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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My 99 taurus was running just fine. then the next

the battery light is on due to the engine not starting. there are too many things that could go wrong to diagnose without more info. does the it crank but won't start or does it not crank at all?

Mar 20, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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99 taurus will drive but after driving a while it stops moving car runs but will not move at all. let it sit a while and it will drive then again.

Try having the transmission serviced, the problem is probably the screen is plugged for the transmission. This is the good news, the bad news is that it is probably plugged with clutch material or steel from the plates in the transmission.

Sep 10, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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Maybe fuel injector

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.
good luck chris

Mar 14, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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