Problem Description and Possible Solution
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 the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
Average mileage: 140,752 (40,000–275,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 3.0L V6 SHO, 3.5L V6 Turbo, 3.8L V6
44 people reported this problem
I had to replace the starter because it stalled me at the clinic. The oil was dripping down in the starter. It's hard to start my Taurus in the cold. While driving it feels like someone is rear ending me. The transmission bumps. When I turn my car off it has a faint clicking under the hood. I've never been sent anything for recalls before. My email address is email@example.com
While starting it, it starts with hesitation. And when stopped at lights it bogs out and while driving it, it feels like you have one foot on the gas pedal and one on the brake and your hitting them both at the same time. And it's starting to shift hard.
engine is having trouble starting, almost sounds like it would have a bad battery(sputtering) but ive had it checked and battery is fine... also it seems like when taking off the engine stalls for a second then gets a sudden burst of speed once the gas pedal is applied