Question about 1991 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

Runs then dies think its heat related and electrical

Posted by on

  • rbalhorn Jul 30, 2008

    I have a 95 Taurus GL with a 3.8. I bought it last year at the end of the summer from a friend whose wife drove this car about 3 miles each way to work. When I drove it for about a half hour it died as if it were out of gas. If I waited 10 minutes it would restart and I could drive it for another half hour. The heat gauge would reach about halfway and that seemed to trigger the event. I drove it all winter with no problems until the AC compressor froze up on me and I let it set for about 3 months until it warmed up enough outside to fix it. Now the same problem is much worse. After about 20 minutes it dies and you need to let it set for an hour or so before you can restart it. A mechanic friend of mine told me to replace the distributor and I replaced it with one from a junk yard - that didn't fix it. I replaced the coil with a new one from Autozone - that didn't fix it. I replace the fuel filter - that didn't fix it. If I give it a shot of starting fluid it takes off and runs fine until the starting fluid is used up. My mechanic friend says that he doesn't think it is a fuel pump because he has never heard of one being "babied" like this for over a year. Usually once or twice and then its Kaput. It seems like there is a shutoff to the fuel injectors and then it resets. Any suggestions?

  • hunteddreame Oct 06, 2008

    1995 Taurus - Same issue. First occurance was about 8 months ago. Ended up noticeing the following:

    Happened when gas gause showed less than half a tank.
    Happened when temp gauge was in middle low end
    Happened when on an incline.

    I was able to get a fuel filter replaced and that seemed to solve the issue. However the problem is back. After replaceing a fuel filter a second time same issue.

    I have been able to avoid it up till now by keeping the tank above the halfway line but money got tight and had to let it slip below half a tank.

    Any ideas?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Ccrador,
I finally got my problem fixed, maybe this will work for you. It was the mass air flow sensor. Its easy to replace, it sits right on top of the "tube" that goes from your air filter into the plenum. However,they are extraordinarily expensive for such a little item. They are about 100 dollars. I got mine from a junk yard for 10 and it worked fine. The day I got it fixed, however, I got rear ended in this car and it was totalled, so I can't tell you if it would have been a permanent fix, but it worked superbly for a day. Good luck.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I am having the same problem with my 1991ford taurus. If I drive it too long
it will for no reason die on me and then I have to let it sit for a while and then
I can get it started again but it you do not let it sit long enough you can only drive
alittle longer and it will die on you again. So then you have to sit a good 30minutes
or more and then I can usually make it home. If any one is having the same problem
I would really appreciate some it put. At this point I really can afford a new car right
now.

Thankyou

Cheryl

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2001 bmw ci run, and then just shut off, after a few minute it will run again, and shut off while driving it. Please Help


You need to determine if it losing electrics or fuel. Does it sputter as it dies, or just dead off? Dead off usually means spark circuit has been interrupted. Think of things such as bad coil, crank sensor, ignition module. These items have electrical coils inside, which can develop a crack in a wire which heats as running and fails, then cools and will run again. If it seems fuel related, first check for bad gas cap vent, then use fuel pressure gauge situated so that you can see it while driving and see if pressure drops just before car dies. This could mean bad fuel pump, dirty filter, bad relay.

Dec 29, 2014 | 2001 BMW 325

1 Answer

I have a 4g93 1.8 doc turbo that keeps bring up enige cheek light and dies out swoped ecu and still dose it


How is your fuel filter? dirty or clean. You wana determine if it is electrical or fuel related. Sounds like fuel related since it seems to start for you, but stops running

Sep 26, 2013 | 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage

1 Answer

2003 Elantra-Car ran fine until my son's door was not complelety shut and battery died, jumped car, but once the jumper cables were removed the car dies. Thinking it was an electrical issue, check


some alternators need battery voltage to stay running and after killing a battery if may not recover and you will need to replace it then i would check the fuses its posible that when first jumped the cable where on backwards

Aug 07, 2012 | Hyundai Motor 2003 Elantra

1 Answer

91 Geo Storm Gsi running just fine, one day I lost power driving 65, check engine light came on and was flickering, mph arm going up and down but didn't die then. Then it was ok.That happened 2 times...


Most engines don't fair well under extreme heat. It's apparent you might have some electrical issue's. Your rpm's or mph arm going up and down could be faulty speed sensor would cause arm problem. I think you may have more than one problem, the car shutting off is due to engine over-heating. Check cooling system-thermostat, water pump, radiator, engine fans and coolant temp sensor and fan relay's. It could be as simple as blown radiator hose.

May 12, 2012 | 1991 Geo Storm

1 Answer

Hi i have a 1992 dodge ramcharger with a 318 engine.runs for 10 to 15 minutes then dies,then will crank but not start,not getting spark.i have replaced fuel pump,fuel filter,fuel lines,ignition coil,pick...


Look for some electrical or fuel related heat affected problem ... Something stops working when the car gets to operating temperature. Beyond that, I can't be more specific, Tony. Good luck ... When you find it ... post your answer please.

Thanks for using FixYa.com

Nov 05, 2010 | Dodge Ramcharger Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

In cold weather, car seems to idle too low, stalls, lags on accel


replace the thermostat it is probably stuck open flush the cooling system and replace with new antifreeze

Aug 03, 2009 | 1994 Plymouth Sundance

1 Answer

1984 toyota pickup, 22R engine, stalls out when driving 2-8 miles


I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the rubber fuel lines being old and cracked. The hoses would warm up and fuel would squirt out of the cracks. I had to replace three fuel line hoses and it has been running great ever since. Good luck.

Jun 21, 2009 | 1983 Toyota Pickup

1 Answer

1995 skylark


It may be the torque converter clutch solonoid in the transmission , not a major problem. When the car heats up and dies it will feel sort of like comming to a stop in four gear in a standart transmission with out pushing in the clutch ( bucking type feeling ) what the T.C.C. solonoind does is disengauge the engine from the flywheel when you are comming to a stop ( 125 auto transmissions had a lot of problems with that) hope this is helpful. peace S.R.

Apr 23, 2009 | Buick Skylark Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Starts then dies


check your fuel pump relay 

Mar 06, 2009 | 1998 Buick Century

Not finding what you are looking for?
1991 Ford Taurus Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Ron Lankford

Level 3 Expert

5386 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...