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1996 ford taurus

Hi I have a 1996 ford tarus and I was driving it this morning and the panel started to go crazy and the car acted as if it wanted to take off by itself. I had to keep my foot on the brake to keep it from taking off by itself. Could it be something electrical going on or is it the transmission?

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  • angeliab1 Aug 29, 2008

    I had the car towed to the shop and do you know it started right up and they couldn't find anything wrong. Prayer works...

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Similar problem with my 98 Tau8rus SHO, but it would just shut off while driving, no matter what speed! Took it to the dealer and thay started it, then it began to rev high and performed multiple "tricks" on its own. It was a bad PCM.

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Lol check your alternator. asap. thats what mine did when it satrted going bad. checking your levels it easy you just need a voltage meter if it's below 13 when your can is running your alternator is bad

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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    lauren kirkpatrick Oct 17, 2008

    i truely still belive it is you alternator

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