1995 Ford Taurus stalled and will not start back up

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
Hi.I have 1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 with 135K miles with remote start. Started car last night with remote starter and it idled normally for a few minutes. I backed up about 6 feet to get out of spot and as soon as I applied brakes, it stalled out which this car has NEVER done before. I tried to restart. The starter was cranking nicely, but the engine didn't show any signs of wanting to start-it was pure starter-no "almost catching" signs. I checked for codes on ODB and I got code 211 from computer memory which I found out indicates "2 or more successive Profile Ignition Pickup (PIP) pulses occurred, resulting in a possible engine miss or stall". Now, I don't know if that refers to something as recent as my stall last night but that code is not more than 3 months old as I had gone through codes that long ago and it was not present. Car is otherwise in excellent running condition and well maintained. Please advise on any possible causes to the stalling. Thanks.
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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 2:24 PM

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Tiny
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You can probably get better help with a the cars Repair Manual, they have questionaires like yours in it, I looked up your question in it and it suggests that any car stalling would be from:

-Idle Speed Incorrect
- Fuel Filter clogged or gunked with debree
- Emissions system Components faulty
- faulty spark plugs
- faulty spark plug wires
- faulty vaccum hose
- fuel injection- or -engine control systems malfuntion (which is probably the best bet.)
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 AT 12:26 AM
Tiny
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Thanks txturtleytiger! Here's what I did but I'm not sure this means the end of this problem. Following some troubleshooting protocol, I installed new ign. Coil because I was not getting any spark. Went to try and start again with new coil but it would not turn over. For 2 days, the car went untouched. I went to test for spark again with new coil installed and would you believe, it started right up(even with one spark plug wire attached to tester). I don't know what could have happened as the car sat those 2 days, but now I'm hoping this isn't an intermittent problem caused by another failing part. I thought maybe when I went to start it the day I installed the new coil, the engine was flooded with too much unburned fuel from so many attempted starts that over the course of those 2 days it had a chance to dry out-- I'm not sure but that would be the only other variable. I guess I'll find out in the near future if this problem persists. Only then I will likely not be so lucky as to have the car break down in front of my home. Thanks again. Any additional thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Friday, July 16th, 2010 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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My mmechanic dad says try replacing the plugs, I would give it a tune up. If this problem persists you and try out fixing any of the following:

- Faulty battery /and or Faulty Battery connections. Like with corrosion or a dead battery if it doesnt rotate.
- Automatic Transmission not engaged in Park (P) or Neutral (N).
- Broken, loose or disconnected wires in the starting circuit. Inspect all wires and connectors at the battery, starter relay, and ignition switch (on steering Column).
- Starter Motor Pinion jammed in driveplate ring gear. Remove starter and inspect pinion and driveplate.

These suggestions are comming from the repair manual, I have mine for my taurus. They cost about 30 bucks off of AutoZone, but you might get it cheaper on Amazon. Here is a easier list of other problems you can check - my Taurus has problems often and its only 9 years old -

(the first two is probably one of the ain causes, usually these two need to be fix/replaced when vehicles get old).

-Starter Motor faulty
-starter relay faulty
-ignition switch faulty
-Engine Sieze
-Transmission Range (TR) Sensor out of adjustment or defective.
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Saturday, July 17th, 2010 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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My mmechanic dad says try replacing the plugs, I would give it a tune up. If this problem persists you and try out fixing any of the following:

- Faulty battery /and or Faulty Battery connections. Like with corrosion or a dead battery if it doesnt rotate.
- Automatic Transmission not engaged in Park (P) or Neutral (N).
- Broken, loose or disconnected wires in the starting circuit. Inspect all wires and connectors at the battery, starter relay, and ignition switch (on steering Column).
- Starter Motor Pinion jammed in driveplate ring gear. Remove starter and inspect pinion and driveplate.

These suggestions are comming from the repair manual, I have mine for my taurus. They cost about 30 bucks off of AutoZone, but you might get it cheaper on Amazon. Here is a easier list of other problems you can check - my Taurus has problems often and its only 9 years old -

(the first two is probably one of the ain causes, usually these two need to be fix/replaced when vehicles get old).

-Starter Motor faulty
-starter relay faulty
-ignition switch faulty
-Engine Sieze
-Transmission Range (TR) Sensor out of adjustment or defective.
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Saturday, July 17th, 2010 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
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You should have your carburator adjusted or replaced.
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Saturday, July 17th, 2010 AT 2:58 PM

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