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

Engine pauses

(1990 Ford Taurus)
in Louisville, GA on January 24, 2009
When I'm in OD and I excellerate to go faster,I press the gas pedal down and I get a slight pause/pull back and a pop sound. What causes this?
Ask a Question
Displaying 2 answers & 2 comments
Popular Answer
on January 29, 2009
It sounds like an engine misfire is occuring. Does the car go in to the lower gear and eventually accelerate? It sounds like your vehicle is misfiring. When you put a greater load on in a higher gear, it takes all the that ignition coils can deliver ( the SHO motor has DIS or coil pack ignition )I worked on the SHO manual transmission equipped Taurus when they were new at the dealer. They should have a lot of power. When was the last time you replaced your wires, plugs etc?
Sign in to reply
on January 29, 2009
response to answer #1: It doesn't shift to a lower gear, (it's a manual shift), it just has a slight hesitation (pull back sensation) followed by a dull pop noise, then it accelerates.
on March 17, 2011
put new mass air on it 1998 taurus stalls and chugs cods 174 171 think fuil pump
on December 23, 2009
your timing is off
Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Irregular acceleration pauses, stumbles. engine seems to run smoothly when at constant rpm, but "stumbles" during h...
What number is the fuse that controls the actuators or the heat /ac. 2015 jeep compass 2.4l engine.
Didn't find what you were looking for?