2003 Ford Taurus stalling at start up

Tiny
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  • 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:)

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 5:54 PM

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Forget ot mention. No check engine light. YET

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 6:16 PM
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Check fuel pressure first then try cleaning throttle plate with choke cleaner on both sides.

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Saturday, June 9th, 2012 AT 6:55 PM
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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!

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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM
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No they won't make teh engine ligh come on

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Sunday, June 10th, 2012 AT 11:02 PM
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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?

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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:03 PM
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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?

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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:08 PM
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I'm sorry but mechanic didn't give specifics. Now he says I need a throttle position sensor.

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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 2:27 PM
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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

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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 5:32 PM

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