98 Taurus Stalling and idle problems
I have a 98 Taurus DOHC with 80k miles on it and 3 weeks ago pulling into work the check engine light came on and it died. It started back up and I can drive it but it idles like it only has 3 of the spark plugs firing or as if it isn’t getting gas. I can hear a hissing but cannot find any leak at all(vacuum) so after doing some research I disconnected the MAF and even though it makes the idle go higher it eventually evens out and the stalling rarely happens when I drive with it disconnected and the idle smooths out and the engine does not run rough at all but just idles spuratically. Could this be the cause? The MAF? Most things I have seen point to this as the problem.