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2002 Ford Taurus Question: Car is jumpy, shakes and sometimes turns off while stopped.

 

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ahernandez002, 3.0L V6, Miami, FL, October 26, 2009, 08:50
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My car has been very jumpy and stutters a lot when stopped (whether or park or just braking). Seems like it wants to take off. Recently it turns off on me when I am stopped and will only stay if I am hitting the gas while hitting the brake. Aany ideas? Heard it could be the Mass Airflow Sensor. Thanks!

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    October 26, 2009, 09:00
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    Try to clean the Mass Airflow Sensor with a special cleaner sold at any auto parts store also try to get a diagnostic to see if you have any trouble codes autozone does this for FREE

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    ahernandez002, October 26, 2009, 09:40
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    I tried cleaning it but it is only less jumpy...still turns off randomly. Thanks for the quick repsonse!

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    Visitor, March 17, 2010, 20:22

    I just got done cleaning mine on my Mercedes-Benz with an electrical spray cleaner and so far its seemed to do the trick, make sure you let the MAS air out for a minimum of 45 mins. Hopefully it works for you as it did me, I know it saved me money.

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