Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
You have at the very least a serious problem with misfiring. All of the above suggestions are possibilities, and sorting them out is a daunting task. Also consider possibility of serious slippage in the transmission (rpm surges and lack of pickup may be indicative). In any case, your problems really need professional diagnostics that are likely way beyond DIY. It's also likely to be very expensive. And multiple problems are also likely. Seriously, you need to take stock on whether the cost is worth it, with no guarantee that all the problems will be fixed, and especially given your past experience with this vehicle. Me thinks it's probably time to bite the bullet, stop throwing good money after bad odds, and move on. Frankly, a frequently failing 2002 Ford Taurus is not a good bet!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well, the timing on your ram is computer controlled. is the truck in drive when this mis-fire occurs? or at idle? youve addressed part of your ignition w/the cap-rotor-plug wires. did you examine the old cap for carbon tracking? did you install the rotor properly? i know on my '97 ram the dist is feakin' buried in the engine it would be easy to rotate the rotor while installing/removing it so the timing mark is off. does your engine have the right plugs installed? your plug wires follow the correct firing order with your dist? you did not mention anything about your ignition coil. here is how to safely remove and check your ignition coil. disconnect battery-at the coil disconnect the lead wire (TOP) and primary (BOTTOM) from the coil. label your wires, or take a pic of your ign coil before you remove it so if you forget where the wires go, you have reference point. remove mounting screws and remove coil. clean coil to remove rust/dirt and wipe coil terminals off. inspect case for damage. with a multi-meter, check coil primary resistance by selecting ohm's and then place + and - leads on the pos/neg terminals on the coil, dodge used 2 brands of coils either a "diamond" or a "denso" primary resistance for the diamond mfr'd coil will be between 0.97-1.18 ohms. secondary resistance 11,300-15,300 ohms. Denso primary resistance 0.95-1.20 secondary resistance of 11,300-13,300 ohms. to measure secondary resistance place one of the leads to one the primary terminals and the other lead attatch to the large center terminal. compare your readings to the above values. if your readings are not within range of the above values, your problem is the ignition coil. other causes you may consider is faulty: speed sensor, throttle pos sensor/trans issues like bad pressure solenoid (actuates gear changes) a fault in your overdrive system. hope i have helped!
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
make sure you put the right plugs in the fault is most likely the coil pack follow the plug leads from the spark plugs and you will reach the coil pack about £60
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
Remove the rad support cover, remove the electric cooling fan and shroud, disconnect the tranny cooler lines, drain the cooling system, remove the upper and lower hoses, remove the rad brackets on top of the rad (one on each side), have someone hold the AC core out of the way and carefully slide the radiator up and out
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
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