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2004 ford taurus idles ruff and no pickup engine light comes on,i can reset the engine light but it still come back on any help.

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Car will not idle, jerks foward while stopped in traffic. also will not go up hills, wihout losing power,any small incline. was going down road fine, now it is even bogging down on flat highway travel. Have changed fuel filter and coil box.

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I have the same issue... cross your fingers that it is just a coil pack....... it turns out i have a cylinder that is dead....the only fix is a new motor.......i was told this is common with the ford taurus engine........... good luck

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Best thing to do is take it to Auto zone or a parts store that will read the codes. Sounds like you have a bad coil pack on one or more of the spark plugs. Getting the codes will pin point the problem.

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