Mechanics

CAR IDIOLS VERY HIGH

1993 Ford Taurus

Engine Performance problem
1993 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 144000 miles

i WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND MY CAR STARTED TO DECREASE SPEED I PULLED OFF THE ROAD AND CAR SHUT OFF. I WAITED A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND STARTEE IT BACK DROVE UP THE EXIT AND IT SHUT OFF AGAIN WHEN IT STARTED BACK IT WAS IDIOLED VERY HIGH AND JUST TOOK OFF, IT SHUT OFF AGAIN AS I MADE A TURN AND I LET IT COAST A WHLE DOWN HILL. O STARTED IT BACK AND IT WAS IDIOLED SO HIGH IT JUST TOOK OFF WITH A LOUD BANG. IT DENTED MY HOOD AND WHEN I GOT HOME I REALIZED THE TOP RADITOR HOSE HAD POPED OFF AND THIER WAS A LEAK FROM THE BACK HOSE SO I CHANGED THEM AND STARTED THE CAR AGAIN BUT, IT STILL IDIOLS VERY HIGH AND THE HOSE POPED OFF AGAIN.
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Pnut1963
October 26, 2009.



Hello,

Ok, the hose blowing off sounds like you may have a blown head gasket.

The high idle could be caused from a vacuum leak or a few other things. Is you engine light on? If so would help if could get codes pulled. Post them here.

Mark S

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Obxautomedic
Oct 26, 2009.