2002 Ford Taurus Q&A
2002 Ford Taurus Question: Engine dies while driving.
Car dies while driving. All power goes out. However, radio & lights work. Car just stops. This has happened while on a freeway. Very dangerous. I've taken it to 3 mechanics. First time, it was towed..cost to fix $600.00. They said it was the sensors. 2nd time it died, a different mechanic said it was the fuel pump, new one: $700.00. A month later, I had a 100,000 mile tune-up, cost: $600.00. They said I now would have a car like new! Last week, it died again while on a busy highway in Northern California. While waiting for AAA, after 10 minutes, I re-started it..it started. I was able to drive it back to the mechanic that put in the new fuel pump. He has had it for the last 3 days, drove it around and it did not die. If he can't find a cause, I will have to drive it home (very scary.) Should I take it to a Ford dealership? Have you heard of the problem. I am a woman and afraid I might be getting ripped off by these mechanics as the car still dies at any time. Thank you for any response you may send me. Barbara Hawthorne Discovery Bay, CA - Barbara Lee
What sensors did they replace? When the fuel pump was replaced did they replace the fuel pump relay and filter? Always a good idea to replace pump, filter and relay together. Were there any codes stored in the computer after the event happened? Has the vehicle's computer ever been replaced? - Hal...
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Hello, Barbara My name is Willian R. Moore. I have a red Ford Taurus 2002 SES and my check engine light has been on for some time now. I just lived with it until I needed to get my registration. Now I am dealing with the problems. My car is now cutting off when I come to a stop or won't start after driving some. I have changed myself the ERG valve and got a complete tune up along with to two front O2 sensor. The problems remained. Now I am about to install the rear O2 sensors. My question is did you ever resolve the problem with your car because I am having the same symtoms? - Please Fix My Car
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