I have a question about my Ford Taurus

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
The problem with my Taurus is that when driving it it doesn't pick up speed.
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:04 AM

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Tiny
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That can be a million different things. Can you tell if it is engine or transmission related?
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:05 AM
Tiny
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I took it to one mechanic and they said it could be the cylinders. I have a 6cyl and they said I was running on 3 cyl
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:08 AM
Tiny
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That will do it. When was the last time it was tuned up? Has anyone checked fuel pump pressure?
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:11 AM
Tiny
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Since I've had it I haven't had a tune up for it. I haven't had the fuel pump pressure checked. I didnt know if it also has anything to do with the engine or not. I can't even drive up a slightest hill because then my speed goes down and it starts making a winding down noise
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:20 AM
Tiny
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Have the fuel pressure tested. If the check engine light is on, and it should be, have the computer scanned for trouble codes. Most parts stores will do it for free. I don't know how many miles are on it. If it is really high, let me know.
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:23 AM
Tiny
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It has close to 200,000 miles on it
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:25 AM
Tiny
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First check what I mentioned. You can do it yourself. There are directions on our homepage under the DIY section. If all checks out, then check engine compression to make sure it is within spec.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Joe
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
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Ok Thanks. I don't have any other questions
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:52 AM
Tiny
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That's fine. If you have any or need help, let me know.
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Sunday, April 15th, 2012 AT 5:56 AM

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