Hi, I have a 1993 Ford Taurus that is experiencing some major problems. The car will not idle right and it stutters and often dies when idling. It will also die if driving at city speeds and you have to stop quickly. Also, once it dies, it really hesitates to start back up again, but this only happens once it it warm. It starts just fine when it is cold. There is a heavy gas smell from the engine compartment like it is running very rich, and if you watch the exhaust when someone revs it up, you can see plenty of carbon dust and chips come out of the pipe. As you can guess I am getting crappy gas mileage as well. On my last check I got about 17 mpg, which is terrible for a v6 car. I have changed the plugs a few months ago, but it didn't help resolve my problem. I've also checked for vacuum leaks, but all the lines are good and there is no evident suction audible. I don't have alot of money atm, so I'm trying to figure out what parts most likely need replaced first to try and fix the problem. Also, my check engine light is not functional, but I have tried to get my codes checked, but neither Autozone or Advance has a code reader for the car. Any help on what steps to take first would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Friday, January 18th, 2008 AT 10:38 PM