Engine dies after putting into gear-replaced mass flow, air coolant temp,ectsnnr on 1998 Ford Taurus

Not the torque converter either.

by in Los Angeles, CA on January 02, 2013
2 answers 13 comments
ANSWER by on January 02, 2013
DO YOU HAVE ANY ENG CODES? POST SO WE CAN ADV
COMMENT by on January 02, 2013
Yes ect code and o2 sensor-but these have been replaced and codes were erased.
COMMENT by on January 02, 2013
Vacuum leak, Idle air control, Clean throttle body.
COMMENT by on January 02, 2013
Did all that-no vac leak new throttle body-incl repl both sensors
COMMENT by on January 02, 2013
Try a wiggle test other than that i give up. Motor mounts in good shape?
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
Yup-mounts good and wiggled all connectors
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
Got me, i give up! Good luck.
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
BEST ANSWER!LOL I am about to, too!
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
Hell no hang in there you will find it! Let us know what you come up with. I will keep it in mind as well.
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
Sad thing is this customer has taken this to multiple mechanics-no one can solve this including Ford. We are only doing this out of their desperation to fix theirs-engine idles excellent transmission great-shifts fine when hot. Torque converter shows good on data working fine so is the tcc solenoid. I know this is something simple and I will feel like an idiot when I find it.
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
Been there a bunch of times, and more on the way i am sure. Wish i could help more but you have covered all that i can suggest! I am sure it will be simple, but weird too. I thought the wiggle test was for sure going to show the problem was eng. movement.
COMMENT by on March 11, 2013
I am just starting to have a stalling problem on a 98 Taurus, 3.0 L. Never had the problem before. It rained last night, car started fine but every time I put it into gear it stalled. I left it alone and got a ride to work. Tonight all seems fine. It does have a broken motor mount, and I noticed wetry ask about a broken motor mount. How is this related?
COMMENT by on March 12, 2013
I found the problem-it was in the transmission-a piece of bearing in the valve body pump dropped on top of the tcc valve causing it to stall out. Completely scored the pump and shaft too.
ANSWER by on January 02, 2013
Yikes! did this happen before?
COMMENT by on January 03, 2013
nope