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MY DAUGHTER'S 1995 FORD TAURUS DIED WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING IT. WE REPLACED THE PLUGS, WIRES, FUEL FILTER, DISTRIBUTOR CAP, ROTOR, COIL AND NOW HAVE FOUND THE PURGE SOLENOID HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED SINCE HER WRECK IN NOVEMBER. I CAN SHOOT STARTER FLUID IN THE AIR INTAKE TO THE FUEL INJECTORS AND IT WILL START AND RUN FOR A MINUTE OR SO THEN DIES AGAIN. ANY THOUGHTS? COULD THE PURGE SOLENOID CAUSE ISSUES WTH THE CAR STARTING?

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