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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-10, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Taurus has low idle

I have a 2005 Taurus that has a low idle, it does not surge, it needs to warm up before it will idle at all. The idle is very low and if I give it a quick punch on the gas it will come down and die. It seems it will not come down to normal idle unless I ease the gas down. I seems to run fine when I drive it, just dies when I stop.

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Re: 2005 Taurus has low idle

I just had a problem w/ a large vacuum leak that would cause the engine to quit instead of idle. I suggest looking for a vac. leak.
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Re: 2005 Taurus has low idle

Take it to Autozone and they will pull codes for free.

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The code Auto Zone pulled was the idle controll valve, so i replaced it... no change. I tried un-hooking the battery that I read on here to reset the idle but that didn't work.
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Try cleaning the MAF with MAF cleaner. Did they tell you what the code was and after replacing it did the same code show up?

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