: ( Ok here I go,
1999 Ford Taurus 133K miles. A month ago we brought the auto in because of first start problems. More specifically, it cranks fine but takes any where from 1 to 7 tries to get it to finally stay running. I replaced the alternator before this because the batt light had come on indicating no charge and before that the check eng light came on with and EGR code and I replaced that.
$1,150 poorer & after two different repair places the car exhibits the same first start difficulties. They both have indicated frustration but used my $ to experiment through the diagnosis process.
Here is what has been repaired and checked:
[u: 2e72784d6f]1st Mechanic[/u: 2e72784d6f]
Fuel pressure at the rail both running and not: good(45psi)(bleed off pressure stabilized @ 25psi)
Spark plugs replaced: good
Mass Airflow sensor: good
o2 sensors: good
Computer: check/good no codes starting/running/off
EGR Differencial Pressure Switch: replaced
EGR Control Solenoid: replaced
Coil Pack: replaced(#2 was bad)
Plug Wire Set: replaced
Air Filter: replaced
[u: 2e72784d6f]2nd Mechanic[/u: 2e72784d6f]
Mechanic said he sprayed gas in the intake and it fired right up but only did that once, don't know after that.
The problem was put over the internet to all the mechanics but no one came back with a fix
Outside temp does not seem to matter when it comes to starting. It took me 3 tries to get it started when I picked it up and subsequently the last two days 7 & 5 tries. Like I said the engine cranks fine, no codes. Once it starts for the first time and there after it runs perfectly and starts up without any problems.
Frustrated and poorer looking for help.
Friday, December 8th, 2006 AT 10:25 AM