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1987 Ford Taurus 2.5 runs in drive first and second till engine gets opperating temp then it hestates and stalls but will work in park neutral and reverse when hot

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Sounds like torque convertor clutch

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2004 jeep liberty won't move when put in gear (like brakes are locked).crank it in neutral put in gear it will go till i touch brakes then won't move again.WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS THING.


gear, is this a Manual trans? or AUTO you said gear.
what gear, please name the gear, 1,2,3,4,5 R
or PRNDL ( a/t box auto matic) what shift lever selection?
what is out door air temp, you do know brakes can get wet and freeze right?
it wont go you meant? until brakes are touched, key word won't?

ok engine only starts in PRNDL set to N??
is that it?
and then when you shift to D, the car will not move
what about the other gears.? try them all yet?

my guess (wild) is that you dont know how park lock out works.?
that you must hold the brake pedal down to shift to park or neutral.
is that it? (read operators guide?)

my guess is car is not drive-able. key point1 (a dead car)
point 2, engine starts and runs. and races on demand with gas foot.
point 3, im lost. (no trans stated or clear symptoms.)

my jeep has 6speed manual box
and the clutch allows me to start car.
on Automatics trans must be in park or neutral to crank engine.

"it will go till i touch brakes"



I read that 10 times,
my 2nd guess. the engine stalls ?

IS THAT IT, stalls means engine RPM is 0
and right foot actions are dead.
and all dash lamps glow, telling you STALL is now.

Feb 26, 2015 | 2004 Jeep Liberty

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My Taurus stalls as soon as I shift into drive


Could be , just old and tired engine. Could be transmission problems. Either way you can get a newer car for what it costs to fix.

Sep 14, 2014 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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Engine stalls while in drive and reverse runs rough in park or neutral


Begin with the basics......Start with a scan/check parameters

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My '94 Ford Taurus stalls whenever its idling in neutral or drive, in park its completely fine. When I give it gas in drive or neutral its completely fine and runs perfect but if i come to a light, or slow...


Disconnect your battery black wire off for 1/2 hour reconnect turn on all assesorys lights radio blower start car leave run for 5 min shut off for 5 min idle is controled by the computer the load
brings the idle up. Should be ok if not you may have to ajust the idle screw a little and then do this all over

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1991 ford ranger stalls when in gear...


sounds like a electrical problem somewere

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I need help


Check fluid in transmission with the car in park AND the engine running AND the engine warmed up. Could be low fluid in the converter.

Also could be a vacuum leak. Check ALL vacuum hoses for disconnection or cracking throughout the engine compartment AND especially any going to the trqansmission.

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Taurus 2003 idling problems


mcdevito75 here, Sounds like the idle speed motor, Ford is known for these idle speed motors going bad, in the later stages the car races like crazy. have your repair shop check this idle speed motor and change it.

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1995 Taurus Engine Stalls


Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Dec 08, 2008 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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