• Tiny
  • Dooder79
  • 2003 Ford Taurus
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 120,000 miles

03 Ford taurus, My engine cuts out when I accelerate quickly. Also, it makes a clattering sound like valve slap when accelerating.

Do you
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 2:48 PM

1 Reply

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Clattering-Could be detonating/pinging check the knock sensor might not be retarding the ignition timing, also for acceleration problem could be one of the following.

Oxygen sensor.

Catalytic converter.

Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.

Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.

Throttle position sensor.

Crankshaft position sensor

Knock sensor

Manifold absolute pressure sensor.

EGR Valve

Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.

Fuel contamination.

Foul/defective spark plugs.

Open spark plug wires.

Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.

Incorrect ignition timing.

Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 5:34 PM

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