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1987 ford taurus serious problem here

When i am driving the vehicle from a deadstop it has no horsepower at all and will stall and sputter and buck when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear after 2nd gear however its shifting is fine but still lacking power to get up to speed. i had it taken to a mechanic because i thought it was my transmission and its not.the transmission is fine. so then i thought maybe something to do with the fuel injection system. so far i've replace the spark plugs/wires/distributorcap/distributor rotor and bug/fuel pressure regulator. could my fuel pump be the problem ? i've also had the fuel injectors remanned and i'm just at wits end on this. sometimes if it revs too high while in 1st gear you'll hear what sounds like a backfire only its muffled and coming from the please any ideas would be wonderful thanks in advance.

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    my husband and i are the mechanics in our family we have tried millions of things with the 87 ford taurus wagon that we had given to us... we found a leak where according to the book is located on the transaxle we called the auto part store and they said that if its not 4 wheel drive theres no tranaxle

    WHAT THE **** IS THAT? if any one can help let us know

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Obviously this/these, is/are, so old it's been cured now?



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