Engine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve on Ford Taurus

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.

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Average mileage: 118,913 (11,500–275,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 3.0L V6 SHO
6 model years affected: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, more2004, 2005
13 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
1994 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V680,000
Difficult to start in cold weather. Slow acceleration
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1990 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 SHO11,500
Car misses occasionally at stop signs. At around 40-42 miles an hour, and when going up hill the engine misses all the time.
Same thing with my car
2005 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6100,000
Losing power on acceleration.
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 johndrowshelly345@gmail.com
2004 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6
PVC Valve warn to the point of wide open at idle and acceleration. Look and see of it is close air off or it will effect IAB valve.
2005 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6275,000
crappy idle no power on acceleration please call with advice 540.494.7937 Earl thank you
Only on cold mornings my 2004 Ford Taraus wont start, It will turn over but just wont fire up and go.
1990 Ford Taurus- 3.0L V6 SHO100,000
idling is too slow
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