Question about 2003 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

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

Posted by on

  • 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.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,702 Answers

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.

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

  • john nail
    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.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Truck runs fine then dies while driving then will start back up and run ok.

About 56,700 results (0.76 seconds) Search Results

    GMC Sierra 1500 Questions - Truck suddenly stops running ... > Questions > GMC > Sierra 1500

    CarGurusJul 11, 2013 - Truck suddenly stops running, acting like it's out of fuel. ... start it and let it run until it dies then check the pressure and shut the key off. ... Was running fine and then turned off as if the ignition was turned of. .... Well mine was a loose battery connection that just shut down the vehicle completely while driving.

    1998 1500 5.2 Shuts Off Randomly - CarGurus > Questions > Dodge > Ram 1500

    CarGurusAug 29, 2011 - I let it sit for a second then tried to start it back up and it wouldn't start.... 2006 ram 1500 randomly dies while driving 13 answers ... truck started outrunning fine but would randomly die. wait a few ... Used GMC Sierra 1500".

    GMC Sierra 1500 Questions - started stalling and dying ... > Questions > GMC > Sierra 1500

    CarGurusJul 28, 2008 - The truck starts and dies. Have to give a little gas to keep running.While driving have to 2 foot it so it won't die. Wants to die when I come to a ...

    Engine Dies and Then Starts Right Back Up

Feb 04, 2016 | 1997 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

My dodge dakota 4.7 starts without any problem and runs great for approximately one minute. It then starts floundering and will die. You can turn it off or wait for it to die, and restart it and it runs...

Sounds like you have a restricted fuel filter that is causing your vehicle to start sputtering because it can't meet the engine's demand for fuel and then dies when fuel is depleted. After your vehicle stops running, fuel starts seeping by and you can start it again with ease hot or cold and you get the same results moments later if this sounds right replace your fuel filter.

Mar 30, 2011 | 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

2 Answers

Ford taurus 2002 diagnostic says p0191 and p1506 light comes on check engine car runs then after time it will die off. had a button in back trunk to switch if car gets bump thought might be cause started...

Hello! the P1506 is indicating a defective Idle Air Control (IAC) valve,,,P0191 is indicating a fuel rail pressure sensor (FRPS) fault...I suspect a cause and effect on the two codes...
Cause= IAC...Effect= FRPS....See photo below...Remove and clean with throttle body spray cleaner before you purchase a new one...It may only be blocked with carbon...Guru..Saailer

saailer_146.jpgACDELCO Part # 2171810 Cost $70

Mar 04, 2011 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

We have codes P0171, P0191, P0174, P2198. The car is sluggish on acceleration and the engine will sometimes die. Sometimes runs fine and then it will have a gallop during acceleration. Cleared check...

I would start by looking for a broken vacuum hoses. That would cause 2 of the codes. The other 2198 is stating that the o2 is stuck rich. Look for the vacuum leak and let me know when you have that or if you do not find one.

Aug 11, 2010 | 2005 Ford Taurus

3 Answers

Drive 5 miles and starts up fine, drive 30 miles and wont restart

Sounds like a fuel pump overheating. Drive until it wont start then check the fuel pressure. If no gauge when it wont start try some starting fluid. You should also check your fuel pump relay.

Jun 07, 2010 | 1994 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

My 2002 Taurus runs fine until I stop at a stop sign or stop light. It then dies but starts right back up and goes fine until the next time I stop. Please help.

sounds like a bad fuel pump...have this looked at by your mechanic...changed strainer and fuel filter at the same time..and if its been a while, the air filter too just to make sure that everything is breathing and working fine

Nov 18, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Intermitent power

Souds like the fuel pump is GOING, or your accelerator pedal linkage. Have you checked teses things out??

Dec 14, 2008 | 1998 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

'93 Grand Cherokee intermittently starts and runs

Hi, I had simmilar problem with my 1993 JGC . I ran out of gas and it would not start until the next day. Then it will start and run until I put the brakes on tho stop and then it will die. It starts right back up. Ended up being the voltage regulator in the ECC/ECM. It is at the mechanics shop right now waiting for the ECC to come in.I will post a follow up.
have Fun,
David C

Oct 15, 2008 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Ford Taurus Logo

Related Topics:

110 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides