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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-03, 04:52 PM
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92 Taurus Cold Idle Problem

My 1992 Taurus will not stay running when first starting it when the engine is cold. I have to two foot it until the engine warms up to keep the idle high enough to keep it from stalling. Once the engine is warm, it idles fine. Any suggested problems to investigate?


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-03, 05:09 PM
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When I replaced my wore out O2 sensors my cold idle improved quite a bit. Otherwise it is the function of the IAC to control idle. Also the PCM engine temp sensor has a role in things.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-03, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've done a tune up; plugs, wires, rotor, etc and replaced the coolant temperature sensor and then reset the computer. That seemed to help for awhile but then went back to its old habits. The idle also seems to hunt a little when cold.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-29-04, 12:06 PM
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Re: 92 Taurus Cold Idle Problem

Have you taken and gotten the ECU scanned for codes recently after your changes? Clearing the codes will work for a limited time....usually 20 - 30 miles depending on the code that is being tossed out. If you can not scan them yourself then I would suggest that you take it to autozone and they can scan your car for you. It is free.
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