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2001 24V Taurus, Slight turn right, falters and dies.Codes P0191, P0000, P008A Starts after stopping and runs fine until the next time.

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  • robertwoodfi Apr 10, 2011

    Thanks for the information. It arrived so late, I'll not be able to see if there is any validity in your suggestions for several weeks. Personally, it's hard to see how the suggestions would relate to an engine dying only after turning a right hand corner at low speed. I'd wondered if perhaps the rollover switch might contain a pendulum that had failed with a certain tilt.

    So, though the solution may be good, it didn't help me at all. I expected an email notification for when the suggestion was posted.

    Thanks anyway.

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OK, to start with there is no P0000 code Also no P008A code , all codes will start with either a P, B, C, or U and will have 4 numbers no letters, we see this with some of the cheap code readers, now the P0191 is a good code and is a fuel rail pressure sensor, but i don't think that is the engine stall i think you need to replace the idle air control motor we see a lot of these fail on the ford's also there is a TSB on the 2001 Taurus dealing with this problem the TSB reference number is 03-3-5 it basically says to replace the idle air control motor. now lets deal with the code, it could be a fuel pressure sensor but what we see most of the time with this code is the wire going under the intake manifold plenum gets a bad spot were the harness rubs on the bottom of the intake and this causes a high resistance reading in the sensor circuit, most of the time you can just repair the wire and cure the code.

i hope this info. helps.

let me know if there is any thing else i can do for you.

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    john nail Apr 11, 2011

    there is no pendelem in the fuel cut off switch, and it will not reset by itself, so that should not be your problem, is for the idel air control when you turn the wheel the idle air control motor has to raise the engine rpm to take up for the load of the power stering pump. if it is not doing this then the engine will stall when the pump ads it load, that is why i said to check the motor not to mition there is a TSB for this problem that says to replace the IAC motor.

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