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1999 Ford Taurus Question: CAR IDLES AND STALLS

 

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MY2KIDZCOME1ST, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Croydon, PA, April 12, 2009, 10:16
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WHEN I START MY CAR AND PUT IT IN REVERSE IT PUTTS LIKE ITS GOING TO STALL, THEN WHEN I PUT IT IN PARK AFTER DRIVING IT IDLES UP AND DOWN AND THEN AFTER A FEW MINUTES STALLS OUT. ALSO WHEN I WAS DRIVING MY CAR STALLED ON ME AND I DIDNT EVEN FEEL IT STALL AND I WENT TO TURN AND MY WHEEL WAS LOCKED SO I EVENTUALLY PULLED OVER AND PUT IT IN PARK AND MY RPMS WERE STUCK AT 2000. THAT HAS ONLY HAPPENED TO ME ONE TIME IN DRIVE, BUT IT HAPPENS EVERYTIME I REVERSE AND PARK. ANY IDEAS WHAT THIS COULD BE?

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    April 12, 2009, 15:34
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    Have your car scanned for codes. You may have a Service Engine Soon Light on yes? This could be many things, start with a scan and go from there.

    Which Oxygen sensor ( there are several types of O2 sensor codes, locations, banks etc ) code was it and and what was the Long Term Fuel Trim? An Oxygen Sensor code may be there because there is a huge vaccum leak or a bad Mass Air Flow Sensor, both of which can cause your symptons.

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    MY2KIDZCOME1ST, April 12, 2009, 17:00
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    i had that done the only code that came up was for an 02 sensor and the mechanic said that wouldnt cause the problem.

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