1994 Ford Taurus Car Feels Like It Wants To Die While Movin

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 168,000 MILES
Ok well, I Drive a 1994 Ford Taurus that was Givin to me by a friend of mine. When I started driving the car it seemed like it wanted to die while I was driving. The Car feels like it loses power for but still pulls like the engine is pushing out power but they are like real quick shots of powerloss. Sometimes its worse and it makes it feel like worse, I can feel the car lose its power pulling for the times it does this. My friend said it sputters alot and it does in general thats what I was trying to say by loss of power if that makes sence. Honestly I wish I knew what was going on with the car, anything you can do to help me out?
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 1:50 AM

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Tiny
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1st step would be to confirm if its losing power or tranny slipping
check tranny fluid
check if need tune up do a fuel pressure test
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 6:11 AM
Tiny
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I checked the Tranny I know its not slipping, it just feels like it wants to cut off but it doesnt, but thanks for your help ill see what I can do my friend said he did a tune up so honestly if I can get another vechical im going to. Thanks! But if u hve any more advice please feel free to help me out for anyone out there willing to.
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 6:43 AM
Tiny
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I would start by checking for trouble codes. If the ignition system is acting up (likely) it may have set a trouble code. There is an ignition module on the distributor if you have a 3.0 engine, and on the bulkhead if it is a 3.8. There is also a PIP sensor inside the distributor. If either of these is causing problems, it will cause the problem you describe. Usually a fuel problem is more gradual, although if the engine is starving for fuel, it will certainly sputter. Check fuel pressure under load. It should maintain at 42 PSI or higher while driving.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 11:09 AM
Tiny
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No no no he did a tune up so your problem is is that he did not tieten the mass flow intake all the way down.(The big thing on top you have to remove it to change the spark plug.) Tieten it to 35 pounds of pressure. Or hold with pinkey finger tieten till it hurt really bad. My car did the same thing on me I tietened it up and it ran great. Try this before puting money in it. This will work if the rpms hover at 2,000 then drop to less than 800 then this is the problem. Some times the car will stop run when idealing for to long. Hope I save you some money.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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Ill look into it, I appreciate your help ill check both situations probly the latest sugguestion first tho lol. Anyway yeh, ill let yall know what the outcome is, if anymore suggestions im more than willing to listen to them. Thanks!
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 5:34 PM

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