Question about 1993 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

Car dies when it idles

The car dies when you stop at a stop sign or signal or runs really rough and then usually dies. Sometimes will not start again til it cools down then will start but threaten to stall again .

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    car idles really rough to the point of almost stalling out then idles back normally , and fluctuates

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Car starts, hummings noise starts and car dies at stop sign.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Car starts OK runs rough and has no power then stalls then hard to start again

×

2 Answers

I had that problem it was my idle air control valve located on the top of the enigine with a lil plugin

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 883 Answers

Replace the engine coolant temperature sensor...top left side of engine...look for GRY/RED and LT GRN/RED wires
rate me fixya!
thanks

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2003 subaru 2.5 litre automatic wont start


The hum is likley your fuel pump priming the fuel delivery system. I would start looking at the wiring coming from the Throttle Position Sensor. With the key in the ON position, you should be getting a 12vDC (or a little higher) signal to one wire and an excellent ground on another (usually the center if there are 3). If you are missing a good ground or the 12v signal, there lies your problem. Good luck.

May 01, 2014 | 2003 Subaru Baja

2 Answers

Idles roughly, then low when stopped or in park, then dies. Decreasing gas mileage. Slow to accelerate


Sometimes that's caused by a vacuum leak near the manifold area.

Sometimes air in the coolant will cause an idle problem. Air will keep the air temp sensor from sending proper info.
Hope this helps.

Jan 03, 2014 | 2004 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Kia Optima, it is running rough, sometimes when I stop it will die, if it doesn't die it idles really rough, and when I go to take off in it, it is very sluggish. My son thinks it need a...


Although is could be a fuel filter, it could also be a fouled spark plug, or a bad spark plug wire. Once you've ruled these things out, the problem could be the TPS (throttle position sensor). This controls your idling speed under all conditions. A faulty TPS will usually idle fine when the engine is cold but once warm, will tend to sputter and in some cases, stall.

Aug 05, 2011 | 2006 Kia Optima

2 Answers

Hi my nissan maxima 1997 is having some problems like idle is very low when the engine is warm! then while driving it was ok but when you stop at the intersection or traffic lights the "IDLE drops...


Sounds like your idle air control valve, after time they get dirty and cause low and/or rough idle. They also cause vehicle to just die when idling or taking off from a stop sign. Unforntunately they cannot just be cleaned, as this ruins the finish inside of the unit. Check your local parts store, they can be pretty expensive units to purchase; however, they are usually fairly simple to install, good luck! :)

Oct 27, 2010 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Runs rough at start up,then runs okay, Hesitiates momentarily when moving from a stopped position. Occasionally wont start and runs rough, then runs okay. This problem is intermittent


you have a bad injector, if you have A... as it states on the top of the motor 2.8, 3.1 L MULTI PORT and dies or idles really rough and the exhaust smells like strong gas. most likely you have an injector that has shorted or is shorting out and from my experiences usually after a road trip or using fuel injector cleaner or buying a used car. it will cause half the motor to not run or run poorly VERY POORLY or even burn out 1 injector fuse out of 2 under hard acceleration or idles but as soon as you touch the gas pedal dies. but only if it is a MULTI PORT fuel injected motor. ive heard you want to try and replace them with bosch injectors out of a 2.9l ford bronco/ranger. only attempt if you got the mechanical know how sometimes if not done right will leak gas because of the injectors being kinda different length. research before attempting.

Sep 04, 2009 | 1989 Buick Regal

2 Answers

Rough idle will die at lights and stop signs


Check the intake manifold gaskets for a vacuum leak.

Apr 24, 2009 | 2000 Honda Passport

1 Answer

Rough Idle and then the veh cuts off


Have you tried cleaning the mass air flow sensor ? Use Qtip and carb cleaner to remove any gunk on the two wires that strech across the inside.

Mar 19, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

2 Answers

Corsica stalls at stop signs


sounds like the EGR valve is sticky, take a small screw driver and tap the valve when the engine is at idle and you will notice a change in the way the engine runs, if the vehicle smooths out disconnect the valve and drive the vehicle and it should not cut off please let me know and dont forget to rate me!!

Dec 02, 2008 | 1988 Chevrolet Corsica

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Ford Taurus Logo

Related Topics:

501 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...