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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-12, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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My 1991 Taurus GL 3.0 Wagon starts but will not stay on unless I keep my foot on the gas. It idles rough and dies after a few seconds. After driving for a few minutes, the car will run normal and I do not need to keep my foot on the gas. So Far I have replaced the fuel filter and the spark plugs. Yesterday the check engine light came on for about 2 miles on the highway at 60mph and turned off once I exited the highway. I took the IAC off and checked to see if it moves when the ignition is in the ON position. It moves a tiny bit, hardly noticeable. With the IAC off, the car does not want to start at all and I still have to keep my foot on the gas to keep it running.

Any help would be appreciated. I will do my best to answer questions if I can. I went to OReilly auto parts to do a check engine code thing but they said they could not do it since the check engine light is not on.
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Re: 1991 Taurus GL Wagon will not stay started unless gas pedal is depressed.

Codes can be stored even with no light. It may be the ECT sensor reading off.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-12, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1991 Taurus GL Wagon will not stay started unless gas pedal is depressed.

Yeah I figured that the codes are stored but the girl at OReilly insisted that she could not get anything without the light on.
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Re: 1991 Taurus GL Wagon will not stay started unless gas pedal is depressed.

You could try this. Fuel Injection Technical Library How To Run a Self-Test

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Re: 1991 Taurus GL Wagon will not stay started unless gas pedal is depressed.

Will check that link out.
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