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2004 Ford Taurus wagon engine dies when first starting in the morning after idling for a several seconds. After it is warmed up this stops but it will continue to die whenever put in reverse. Does the idle speed need to be adjusted and if so, how?

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Idle speed is not adjustable on this engine, here is what i do for the probelm.

, 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.

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