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1998 3.0 Taurus dies at any speed, after restart runs fine till next incident. Possibly related to fuel pump and or battery dying after sitting appx. 3 days?. Put on computer at Auto Zone, Tech then said L2 L3,he then said it was running too lean used injector cleaner and octane booster. Added premium fuel Released and then reset tank pressure. Have a new fuel pump ready to go in, but two computer tests all agreed it was not the fuel pump. Checked all ground wires Still no help, check engine light shining. No Ford dealer locally. Really need a suggestion on what to try next.

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Your Oxygen sensor are going bad your going to have to change them .

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