2003 FORD TAURUS STALLING AT START UP

  • Tiny
  • twinz
  • 2003 Ford Taurus
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 51,000 miles

2003 ford taurus

Car stalls at startup in morning (warm & cold temps). Idles high then low especially with a/c on at startup. Auto zone says amps low in starter (voltage okay), battery cleaned of corrosion, alternator okay. Still stalls at startup. Had injectors cleaned taking back to mechanic next week. Sounds like it's ready for a stall at stops now. 59900 miles on car. I'm googling. ICV, fuel pump filter, air filter? I'm a female, guys:)

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 5:54 PM

8 Replies

  • Tiny
  • twinz
  • Member

Forget ot mention. No check engine light. YET

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 6:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 44,341 posts

Check fuel pressure first then try cleaning throttle plate with choke cleaner on both sides.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 6:55 PM
  • Tiny
  • twinz
  • Member

One more thing. What should the rpm's read when you start car (first start)? And I think I smell gass when I start car, unless I'm imagining things. Would any of your suggestions or ICV make the engine light come on? Thanks for your help!

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 44,341 posts

No they won't make teh engine ligh come on

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 11:02 PM
  • Tiny
  • twinz
  • Member

Okay, fuel pressure, pump, filter, air filter all okay. Had IACV replaced. Now car sputters first start (cold engine) only when I put A/C on. What should I do?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:03 PM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 44,341 posts

Di you clean the throttle plate like I said in first answer? What was fuel pressure? You said it's ok but what is it?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • twinz
  • Member

I'm sorry but mechanic didn't give specifics. Now he says I need a throttle position sensor.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:27 PM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 44,341 posts

Sounds like he I s guessing, if hte senor was bad it should give a code. But try cleaning that if you can with choke cleaner as well where it meets the throttle

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 5:32 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Similar Questions