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2003 Ford Taurus Question: this taurus is running a little rough at low rpms but runs fine when you get 20

 

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snyddane, 3.0L V6, Wichita, KS, February 04, 2014, 09:17
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the engine idles rough in drive. put the shifter in park and it runs smoother.I changed the plugs, still runs the same. should I change the plug wires too. (110000 miles on plug wires)

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    February 04, 2014, 09:46
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    Vacuum leaks are fairly common on this engine. Check pcv system.

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    snyddane, February 04, 2014, 15:02
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    sound advice.i will try that and let u know

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    pushrod, February 04, 2014, 15:33
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    Ok! Feel of the hoses, may look ok but are 'mushy' and will collasp then leak with vacuum applied. All vacuum related hoses! Look closely, some are hidden pretty good.

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