Vacuum leak in Ford Taurus

Tiny
EMILYGOODE
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 201 MILES
1999 ford taurus has a vacuum leak but can find what hose it would be. Or it may be the ICS. It jumps in park and has a hissing sound when driving(kinda like a piece of paper stuck in a fan- not a loud clack noise like the engine being out of oil) is there a diagram I could look at to find the vacumm hoses on my car?
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 5:31 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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There's a sticker under the hood that shows the vacuum hose routing. If you can hear the hiss inside the car, check the operation of the vacuum controls for the heater / defroster.

This guide can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

Spray a little water on the engine when it's still cold and running. You will see and hear it get sucked into a vacuum leak. This works well for intake manifold gaskets but spray the vacuum hoses too. You can also pinch the vacuum hoses where they originate on the engine. If one affects engine operation, follow that hose to its branches and follow each one.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I have found that it is to the fpr. This is a 99 ford taurus 3.0 dohc. I do not know where that line runs to. It comes off of the fpr and goes where? It is RED. Any pics would help. Thank you.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
EMILYGOODE
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Fixed the vacuum leak. Now I still am having the car jumping while in drive but in idle. The car is also slow to go into reverse. Almost like the transmission is not catching but.I pray there is another answer to this problem.
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Monday, June 20th, 2011 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
KEN
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These cars had a problem with the IAC motor making a noise and making the car jump etc.

Here is a guide to show you what you are in for when changing the motor out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-idle-speed-control-motor-iac

Here is what it is like for your car

Follow removal procedure in reverse order. Tighten the idle air control valve retaining bolts to 8-12 N.m (71-106 Lb-In)

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, December 1st, 2017 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
FERRARI2479
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 221,000 MILES
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 221000 miles

So sometimes my car at idle the rpms wil dip low like it's trying to stall. I pulled two codes of the computer one was a 0442. I think this might be a vacuum leak does. This sounds about eright?
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 2:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Code p0442 is an indicates a fuel vapor leak in the EVAP control system.
It means a very small leak has been detected. In fact, the leak can be from a very small hole as small as 0.04" in diameter.

The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage.

1st check and or replace gas cap clear codes

2nd if code have to have a smoke test the system

as for the idle
check IAC valve remove and clean

if have vacuum leaks I would expect to see codes like p0171 and or p0174
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 2:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thank you I also have a 1131 code also I pulled from the car do you know what this one ncould be
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 2:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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DTCs P1131 and P1151 indicate air/fuel ratio is correcting rich for an overly lean condition. DTCs P1132 and P1152 indicate air/fuel ratio is correcting lean for an overly rich condition. DTCs P1130 and P1150 indicate fuel system has reached maximum compensation and HO2S is not switching at the adaptive limits. Possible causes are:
Fuel system malfunction.
EGR system malfunction.
Air intake or vacuum system leak.
Engine oil level too high.
Incorrect cam timing.
Restricted air cleaner.
Faulty PCV system.
Excessive internal engine wear.
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 2:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GUITARMAN505
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
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Noises problem
1996 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120, 00 miles

Occasionally when stopping, the car makes a noise similar to an airplane taking off - a very loud, low pitch whooshing noise.

The noise comes on gradually when the car is stopped (like a stop sign), and lasts for ten seconds or so before fading out. The noise also stops when accelerating, and is not proportional to RPM or speed.

Would this be an issue with the vacuum system?
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 AT 2:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Vacuum leak, very possible
check PCV valve hose
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