1999 Ford Taurus problem idling

Tiny
JASN
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 128,000 MILES
I have a problem starting the car after its been standing for more than 8 hours in a hot or slightly cold weather. It starts ok and stops immediately. Starts again but have to control the idle speed by the accelerating pedal. After about 30 seconds the idle speed is normal and car runs very smoothly. It has new spark plugs, new ignition wires, new fuel filter.
and new air filter. Engine check light once came on indicating egr valve code, but now check light does not comes on and the problem seems to be getting worse. I need to fix this problem and answers appreciated.
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Friday, November 14th, 2008 AT 11:59 PM

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Tiny
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If code was thrown for EGR valve then I would suggest replacing it. A faulty EGR valve would indeed cause these symptoms and it is relatively easy to fix. Symptoms are probably getting worse because valve is become less and less effective.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 12:10 AM

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