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FORD TAURUS ENGINE PROBLEM

2004 Ford Taurus • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 120,000 miles

Hi 2004 taurus 3.0 runs rough codes multiple cylinder missfire replaced coil plugs wires fuel filter crank and cam sensor, also battery goes dead some kind of draw, poss in interior light. Thanks d.M.
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Dmor9532
March 13, 2011.



Have you checked the fuel pressre yet?

Merlin2021
Mar 13, 2011.
Also if we need several answers tell me wich engine you have? SOHC or DOHC?

Merlin2021
Mar 13, 2011.
Single overhead cam, has new fuel pump, cleaned iac and throttle body still idles rough and stumbles at acceleration, has fresh gas. Thanks d.M.

Tiny
Dmor9532
Mar 17, 2011.
When you cleared the codes did you reset the k a m? Remove - battery cable for a few. Minutes Fords dont know they are fixed until this is done.

Merlin2021
Mar 17, 2011.
Yes battery was dis. Still same problems thanks d. M.

Tiny
Dmor9532
Mar 17, 2011.
This is a technical service bulletin from Ford, I think it covers your problem for hard start and rough idle, For the battery, are the interior lights staying on? If so try this fix:Try this cure, buy a can of brakekleen and a can of spray white lithium grease, spray the latch area, thats the claw in the door where it closes, spray liberally with brakleen, open and close the door 5-6 times, repeat, then spray with the white lube, open and close the door 5-6 times. Reapeat on all doors...
TSB:
Reference Number(s): 04-13-1, Date of Issue: July 12, 2004
Related Ref Number(s): 04-13-1
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
COLD ENGINE HARD START/NO START AND/OR SLIGHT SURGING AT IDLE -
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0300 (MISFIRE) - 3.0L 2-VALVE ENGINE (GAS AND
FFV)
ISSUE
Some 2004 Taurus/Sable vehicles equipped with 3.0L 2-Valve engine (gas and FFV) may exhibit the
following conditions:
? Hard start or no start with engine cold.
? P0300 misfire DTC.
? Slight engine idle surging in 15 second intervals with transmission oil temperatures below 100°
F (38° C), shift lever in park, and foot off brake.
ACTION
Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using WDS release B31.9
or higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at http://www.motorcraft.com.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under The Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage.
DEALER CODING
FORD:
2004 Taurus
MERCURY:2004 Sable
NOTE:
IF THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED IN FOR A NO START CONDITION,
CHECK FOR EVIDENCE OF FUEL IN THE OIL AND CHANGE THE OIL
AND FILTER IF NECESSARY. THE VEHICLE MAY ALSO EXHIBIT DTC'S
P2196/P2198 DUE TO ENGINE FLOODING, RESULTING FROM THE
CRANK NO START/HARD START CONDITION. DO NOT REPLACE
HEGO(S), MAF OR PCM FOR THESE CODES OR CONDITIONS UNLESS
DIAGNOSIS CLEARLY INDICATES COMPONENT NEEDS
REPLACEMENT.
NOTE:
IF DTC P0300 STILL EXISTS AFTER PCM REPROGRAMMING,
PERFORM NORMAL DIAGNOSTICS AND ONLY REPLACE
COMPONENTS IF TESTS INDICATE REPLACEMENT IS APPROPRIATE.
Basic Part No.
Condition Code
RECALEM
42

Merlin2021
Mar 17, 2011.