Not the torque converter either.
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1998 Ford Taurus Question: Engine dies after putting into gear-replaced mass flow, air coolant temp,ectsnnr
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (12184 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper January 02, 2013, 12:41Master
DO YOU HAVE ANY ENG CODES? POST SO WE CAN ADV
Replywesterntransmissions, January 02, 2013, 13:40Rookie
Yes ect code and o2 sensor-but these have been replaced and codes were erased.
Replypushrod, January 02, 2013, 15:09Master
Vacuum leak, Idle air control, Clean throttle body.
Replywesterntransmissions, January 02, 2013, 15:39Rookie
Did all that-no vac leak new throttle body-incl repl both sensors
Replypushrod, January 02, 2013, 15:52Master
Try a wiggle test other than that i give up. Motor mounts in good shape?
Replywesterntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 07:56Rookie
Yup-mounts good and wiggled all connectors
Replypushrod, January 03, 2013, 08:34Master
Got me, i give up! Good luck.
Replywesterntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 08:52Rookie
BEST ANSWER!LOL I am about to, too!
Replypushrod, January 03, 2013, 09:07Master
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.
Replywesterntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 09:26Rookie
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.
Replypushrod, January 03, 2013, 09:35Master
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.
Replytogey, March 11, 2013, 16:18Rookie
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?
Replywesterntransmissions, March 12, 2013, 11:21Rookie
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 #2Tomiko January 02, 2013, 18:03Journeyman
Yikes! did this happen before?
Replywesterntransmissions, January 03, 2013, 07:57Rookie