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Idel problems with 1999 Taurus wagon

I have a '99 Taurus wagon with a 3.0 L 24 valve DOHC Duratech V-6 engine. The car has 73K miles and usually runs fine. Over the last couple of days the engine has been dying at stop signs. After restarting, the idle drops steadily to about 800 RPM and the engine dies. I replaced the air filter and am wondering if the Idle Control needs to be replaced? Last tune up was at 65K.


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  • Lemurguy Jun 03, 2008

    Turned out to be a leaking vacuum hose. Minor repair & it runs fine again.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    When I come to a stop, the idle is setting at 1100 rpm's, and then after holding the brake , reduces rpm's to 600. Also without given the car any fuel at the pedal, it will usually maintain 40 MPR, unless I am going up hill.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Car just dies after driving and gets hot let get cold and restarts again what can i look for this is happens like 3 times



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I had a similar problem. and all it was was my idel need reset. try resetting your idel. if you have your mannual still the insructions are in it. if not get back to me and i will give them to you.

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If there is no check engine light on I would go the local auto parts
store and check out the TP sensore first and then the Mass air flow...

Posted on May 28, 2008


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