Engine Performance problem
1995 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Automatic 170K miles
Re: 3.8L engine. My car has a PFE sensor attached to a tube, via a hose, coming from the bottom area of the EGR valve. Under the sensor, I noticed some grey chips and I took the sensor off discovered that the chips came from what I describe as a botched repair job. The tubular part of the sensor wasn't there anymore and was replaced by the rubber hose which was connecting it to the EGR valve and was epoxied in and the epoxy finally gave way and disintegrated. I was having a problem with the car in that when I first start up, everything is fine runs good, etc. But when I shut it down and go into a store or something and come out and restart, the car has no pickup and the temp goes up and there is some slight sputting, occaisionally. This had been going on for about a week now and the same thing happens everyday. I did replacel the PFE Sensor with a junk yard purchase and am still getting the same thing. I don't want to invest in a brand new unit yet because of the high cost ($150) until I'm sure I'm looking at the right area. Bob
have the same problem?
Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 9:55 PM