Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

CAR IDLES AND STALLS

(1999 Ford Taurus)
in Croydon, PA on April 12, 2009
WHEN I START MY CAR AND PUT IT IN REVERSE IT PUTTS LIKE ITS GOING TO STALL, THEN WHEN I PUT IT IN PARK AFTER DRIVING IT IDLES UP AND DOWN AND THEN AFTER A FEW MINUTES STALLS OUT. ALSO WHEN I WAS DRIVING MY CAR STALLED ON ME AND I DIDNT EVEN FEEL IT STALL AND I WENT TO TURN AND MY WHEEL WAS LOCKED SO I EVENTUALLY PULLED OVER AND PUT IT IN PARK AND MY RPMS WERE STUCK AT 2000. THAT HAS ONLY HAPPENED TO ME ONE TIME IN DRIVE, BUT IT HAPPENS EVERYTIME I REVERSE AND PARK. ANY IDEAS WHAT THIS COULD BE?
Ask a Question
1 answer & 1 comment
Popular Answer
on April 12, 2009
Have your car scanned for codes. You may have a Service Engine Soon Light on yes? This could be many things, start with a scan and go from there.

Which Oxygen sensor ( there are several types of O2 sensor codes, locations, banks etc ) code was it and and what was the Long Term Fuel Trim? An Oxygen Sensor code may be there because there is a huge vaccum leak or a bad Mass Air Flow Sensor, both of which can cause your symptons.
Sign in to reply
on April 12, 2009
i had that done the only code that came up was for an 02 sensor and the mechanic said that wouldnt cause the problem.
General Diagnosis
$88 - $111 Learn More
on April 12, 2009
Have your car scanned for codes. You may have a Service Engine Soon Light on yes? This could be many things, start with a scan and go from there.

Which Oxygen sensor ( there are several types of O2 sensor codes, locations, banks etc ) code was it and and what was the Long Term Fuel Trim? An Oxygen Sensor code may be there because there is a huge vaccum leak or a bad Mass Air Flow Sensor, both of which can cause your symptons.
Sign in to reply
on April 12, 2009
i had that done the only code that came up was for an 02 sensor and the mechanic said that wouldnt cause the problem.

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
My car used to stall once in a while. i took to the car mechanic. he replaced the iac, but after idle started revs up...