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
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2 answers 13 comments
ANSWER by , January 02, 2013
DO YOU HAVE ANY ENG CODES? POST SO WE CAN ADV
COMMENT by , January 02, 2013
Yes ect code and o2 sensor-but these have been replaced and codes were erased.
COMMENT by , January 02, 2013
Vacuum leak, Idle air control, Clean throttle body.
COMMENT by , January 02, 2013
Did all that-no vac leak new throttle body-incl repl both sensors
COMMENT by , January 02, 2013
Try a wiggle test other than that i give up. Motor mounts in good shape?
COMMENT by , January 03, 2013
Yup-mounts good and wiggled all connectors
COMMENT by , January 03, 2013
Got me, i give up! Good luck.
COMMENT by , January 03, 2013
BEST ANSWER!LOL I am about to, too!
COMMENT by , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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 , January 02, 2013
Yikes! did this happen before?