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1997 Ford Taurus Question: My car engine sometimes starts racing when it's idling or going slow.

 

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jpgwriter, 3.0L V6, South Lyon, MI, October 17, 2012, 07:36
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Intermittently not constantly, car engine starts racing when I'm at a traffic light or drive-through. I have to stomp on the brake to stop it from hitting the car in front of me. It happens off and on, sometimes not at all for weeks, sometimes 2-3 times in the same short trip.

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    graumansauto October 17, 2012, 08:12
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    It sounds like the idle air control motor may be going bad

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    jpgwriter, October 17, 2012, 09:40
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    Thanks for the tip, but when I looked up info about this online, it sounds like it leads to the engine stalling out, not racing.

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