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My taurus is idling really low and almost stalling

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First of all it really could be a bunch of things. What I would do is start narrowing down what the problem could be 1 by 1. I have 2 taurus's 2000 and 2001 I had the low idling problem in my 2000 I found a small crack in one of the vacuum lines. I replaced it and problem vent away. But like I said it could be a number of things. I would start the car and open the hood and listen for hissing of a vacuum line first. If you have a stethoscope they work the best to help find small leaks. If that isn't the problem I would next check to see if the pcv is clogged... Check to see if the air filter is dirty... check spark plugs and check spark plug wires.. Try these and see if this help but in my opinion it is mostly a vacuum leak in one of the vacuum lines or a vacuum leak at the intake manifold

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