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My Taurus idles fine, but when gas pedal is depressed it coughs and dies

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Car won't stay running
Most likely, it could be an ignition timming issue: the ECM (electronic control module) is responsible for that. Check it / replace it.
More than one issue, maybe? Also consider other experts' solutions.

Less likely, it could also be that the EGR valve is sticking closed. The exhaust valve is supposed to be closed when idling and open when driving. It recirculates exhaust back into the manifold; can't run car very well when the valve is closed.

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I would suggest a new fuel filter, air filter and especially new plugs..Check the oil and when its running pull the transmission dip stick and smell it. If its not clear and smells nasty then have it replaced. It tells you the type on the dipstick, but have a mechanic do it.
Fresh oil change too..

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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