Stalling started 2 days ago. Car was warmed up, driving, stopped at light and car died. Tried to restart, turned over, would not run - as if getting no gas. Engine, oil, battery and TRANSAXEL light on. Waited a few minutes, car started right up, no lights on, drove home fine, just a few blocks. Next morning started right up, ran an errand, about fifteen minutes, when car warmed up, it stalled again. Same lights on as before. Tried to start, turns over but would not run. Waited a few minutes, started - died again - restarted, with foot on gas - car runs beautifully - but dies if I don't keep foot on gas, Drove over to AutoZone, to see if they would check computer (Engine Light) for codes - IN CALIFORNIA they evidently do not provide this service. Car died once again if I didn't keep foot on gas while braking.
Looked up "2003 Taurus stalling" and several sites reported stories of "bad pvc tubing". Removed pvc valve and tubing, all looked good - no cracks in tube, no oil leaking, pvc valve "rattles" when shaken - I am assuming that this means valve is ok. Looked around for bad tubing, didn't find any.
I need some help. On disability and really can't afford to take to Ford Dealer and pay several hundred dollars for them to spend hours "looking" for problem and then telling me I need a $1000.00+ repair. I can repair / replace almost anything, if I knew what to replace. Sounds like a vacuum problem? But don't know what to check, If a fuel line filter problem, would car run so great, with foot on gas? If I can fix myself, I would be more than happy to "donate" for the help. Thanks.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 12:13 PM