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Why is my 1993 ford Taurus running rough,driving a little jerky,getting bad gas mileage,and the engine light keeps coming on?

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If it has NOT had a TUNE UP In A Long time THIS is MOST Likely the CULPRET as what you discribe ALL can be attributed to POOR TUNE Up PARTS.

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2006 ford Taurus I change spark plugs and wires and coil packs but it is missing real bad and u can smell gas it runs real rough


I had a similar sounding problem on my old 1993 Lexus. In my case it was the car's computer. The capacitors on the circuit board went bad and it caused the fuel injectors to be constantly open. This flooded the engine. It would run, but very badly and it blew a lot of white smoke out the back. I replaced the capacitors and the problem went away.

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Rough running and the check engine light comes on going down the road and when you let off the accellerator the light goes out. been driving it a while like this and it is killing me on gas mileage....


I have a '93 cutlas. Had same problem up rough idle. I found a loose spark plug. Tightened it and checked the rest. That fixed the problem. Good luck and happy motoring.

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93 Ford Taurus is skipping, has bad gas mileage, uneven acceleration, and looses power really bad. Fuel filter, plugs and wires have been changed out. Tail pipe is really black but will blow your hand off...


Iam only going to guess at this one.
So have it checked out,don't take my word

If your converter is 17 years old,it may be blocked (worn out),thus lack of power.

Black Tailpipe-rich condition or prior ignition issues,before new parts went on.

Really old O2 Sensors.

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Engine light is blinking and the car runs rough,not enough power.


You shouldn't have taken the car back,nor should the shop given you the vehicle,if you were willing to have it properly repaired.
The MIL Light is an indication of an issue or two and you said it runs rough and has no power. What more does a shop need. Repair it.

Is the Fuel Filter fairly new
Did they Clean the MAF Sensor,and make sure your air filter cover is on correctly,and you have no vacuum leaks.
They can look at all sensor data and resolve this ,if they wanted to.

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is it shaking due to rough running ? you may need a tuneup if not you may have a broken motor mount, with the hood open and the front and back of the vehicle is clear (not ruining anything over) stand to one side of the vehicle, observe the engine and have a helper with there foot firmly on the brake put it into reverse and apply the gas gently, then put it into drive and repeat the engine should move very little if it moves considerably replace the motor mount

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How many miles in town should Ford Taurus 2004 get, mine is low


around 14-16 if tire pressure is correct and u are easy on the gas pedal. This assumes the car is in good repair, regular maint.

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99 taurus running rough smells funny light flashing


The reason the check engine light is flashing instead of on steady is because it is missing bad and the car companies did this to tell you to stop the car as soon as possible to prevent damage. That is the only time the light will flash off and on instead of being on steady.
The cause is a little harder to diagnose. It could be a fouled spark plug, a bad plug wire, an injector, stopped up fuel filter. I can't remember if that car has the distributer or the coil packs but you could have a problem there. If you have never changed the spark plugs or fuel filter, it is well over a hundred thousand miles to do so now. They say to change them at one hundred thousand but 50 to 75 thousand is better and you will get better mileage. The fuel filter needs to be changed every 20 thousand miles now days because of all the cheap gas we have to put in the cars.
This is for mechanics or technicians. If no one out there believes me about the mileage on the fuel filter, then take the filter off and see what comes out the back. Looks like black water to me.

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Gas consumption


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Poor gas mileage can be a result of many many things.

First of all you need to find out what is the factory normal gas mileage for your model year Jeep SUV. It should have said on your window sticker if you bought it brand new. If you are a 2nd or 3rd owner then a Jeep dealer would have info. Google search will tell you as well, and only takes a couple minutes to find.

I did a quick Google search and for a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a (4.7L V8 engine) the average mileage is roughly 14 mpg.

Not sure what engine you have as to options, etc?

How you drive will greatly change that number up or down depending on a number of driving and driver variables.

A few being -

Driving habits?

Tire pressures?

Engine tuned up?

Lube & oil/filter changes (every 5,000-7,500 miles? Air filter changes (every 10,000-15,000 miles)? Read your auto manual for exact recommended intervals.

How many people in the SUV on average?

Are you towing anything?

Type gas you are burning - BRAND? (See injectors below)

Area you are driving in (hills and valleys verses flat out,
etc)

Jeeps in general don't have a good track record for great mileage, and rough engine idling is always a clue that your fuel injectors are dirty. Typical on all Jeeps with port fuel injection systems! On Jeeps with dirty fuel injectors your mileage will go way down accordingly. If your not putting at least a 12 oz bottle of say Walmart brand Super Tech Fuel Injector Cleaner (~ $1 each) in your gas tank religiously every logged 1000 miles, or every 2 tank fill ups, then you are just inviting dirty fuel injectors and POOR fuel economy!

My 1993 Ford XPLR with a 4L V-6 engine (and ~ 160,000 flawless driven miles) gets roughly 22 miles per gallon on the highway with cruise control on, and about 17 around town on average. I religiously put a 12 oz bottle of the above injector cleaner in my gas tank every 1000 miles!! Of course I do all my own tune-ups, general repairs, and suspension maintenance (shocks, O2 sensors, trans oil changes, lube & oil/filter changes, code reading and clearing, etc) myself and it shows! I don't trust repair shops except for say Tires and Balancing at SEARS.

Hope that helps ease your mind about gas mileage as it relates to your Jeep there.

Frank


Aug 01, 2008 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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