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

 

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westerntransmissions, Los Angeles, CA, January 02, 2013, 12:10
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Not the torque converter either.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 02, 2013, 12:41
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    DO YOU HAVE ANY ENG CODES? POST SO WE CAN ADV

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    westerntransmissions, January 02, 2013, 13:40
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    Yes ect code and o2 sensor-but these have been replaced and codes were erased.

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    pushrod, January 02, 2013, 15:09
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    Vacuum leak, Idle air control, Clean throttle body.

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    westerntransmissions, January 02, 2013, 15:39
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    Did all that-no vac leak new throttle body-incl repl both sensors

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    pushrod, January 02, 2013, 15:52
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    Try a wiggle test other than that i give up. Motor mounts in good shape?

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    westerntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 07:56
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    Yup-mounts good and wiggled all connectors

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    pushrod, January 03, 2013, 08:34
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    Got me, i give up! Good luck.

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    westerntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 08:52
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    BEST ANSWER!LOL I am about to, too!

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    pushrod, January 03, 2013, 09:07
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    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.

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    westerntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 09:26
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    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.

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    pushrod, January 03, 2013, 09:35
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    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.

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    togey, March 11, 2013, 16:18
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    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?

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    westerntransmissions, March 12, 2013, 11:21
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    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.

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    January 02, 2013, 18:03
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    Yikes! did this happen before?

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    westerntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 07:57
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    nope

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