Question about 2001 Ford Taurus
I just replaced the head gaskets and changed all the plugs and oil and fluids and when i start the car it runs great as long as I am giving it gas dies at idle but runs perfect when not at idle!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
From your description of the problem The first thing that comes to light is the idle air control valve.
This devise is mounted near the throttle body and controls the airflow past the throttle plate when the throttle is closed.
There isn't a position sensor on itso if it becomes sticky it won't turn on your check engine light.
It's a fairly common problem. I have tried in the past to free them up but it never seems to work out well.
Hope this helps you along to a repair.
Posted on Nov 27, 2009
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I had the same problem and dealt with it over a year no one could figure it out, after 3 mechanics looked at it, a mechanic fixed the fuel pump and it hasnt done it in 2 years...
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
If you didn't change one spark plug wire at a time then you may have your firing order off...
Please pick your motor...front or rear wheel drive...
3.0L (VIN U) engine Firing order: 1–4–2–5–3–6 Distributorless ignition system
3.0L (VIN S) engine Firing order: 1–4–2–5–3–6 Distributorless ignition system
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
If you do not want to buy a manual (and if you do buy one, i recommend Haynes), you can get a free one by logging on to autozone.com and registering. Add your car to your garage and they let you use online manuals similar to a Haynes' or Chilton's with diagrams. i cannot say for certain how good it will be, though, as i have had some good and some not as good experiences with their manuals. But, hey, for free? It is at least worth a look.
i hope this is helpful
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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