2001 Ford Taurus Q&A
2001 Ford Taurus Question: Hard to start engine
the car is getting hard to start most time even when it not cold. I had two advices: replace spark plug; replace a sensor, I forget which one. What's your advice? - Visitor
Hard to start meaning - cranks too long before actually starting? This can be from a fuel pressure issue, an air intake issue (too much air coming in...sticking idle air control valve, etc), even a spark issue. Spark plugs can be replaced for maintenance but probably will not directly influence your hard starting. You basically need to find out what part of the equation is missing when you are trying to start the car. - DaveJHM
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when ...
First time starting my car in the morning it does not like to start. I have to "flutter" the gas pedal to get it to start and then keep revving the engine until it levels out and runs smooth. Aft...
Sometimes after being driven for varying periods of time (I have not detected any pattern) the car will not re-start. So for example, I have driven to a store and had no problem, but after being i...