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Old 01-23-2006, 07:25   #1 (permalink)
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Gas Mileage problem

I drive a 2001 ford taurus. I filled the tank last week and I just ran empty at 277 miles that is over a hundred miles short of what i usually get for gas mileage. I didn't know what was wrong so I filled it again and the same results.. Can any one give me some advice as to what the problem maybe..
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Old 01-23-2006, 18:20   #2 (permalink)
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A real quick and cheap way to fix the problem might be the spark plugs. I have a 99 taurus, and the plugs got so bad I was only getting about 13 miles to the gallon. I changed the plugs and she runs like a champ. Another sympton of bad spark plugs is fluctuations in the rpm's while the engine is warming up. Sometimes the plugs are still providing a spark, but only enough to ignite at higher temps.
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I have this same problem with a 2001 Ford Police Interceptor P71 that I have owned since it was new.

I have had it tuned up (spark plugs replaced), no diff. I have had a mechanic go through it to no avail. Recently a check eng light came on. I took it to Autozone, and they read cyl 2 misfire and cyl 6 misfire. This was after I had the plugs replaced. The light came on about a week before the plugs were replaced.


I had the light cleared when they connected the scan tool yesterday and today i drove over 100 miles and no light. Yet the gas still seems to be sucking. Any ideas???
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I would say that changing the plugs is a good way to go. You should also dump some fuel cleaner in so you clean the fuel system, you could have dirty injectors.
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I would say that changing the plugs is a good way to go. You should also dump some fuel cleaner in so you clean the fuel system, you could have dirty injectors.

Will refrain from my sarchastic tendencies here....

Unfortunately I have done all of this, and yet, still sucks gas like a horse drinking water.

I have done all of the obvious stuff, still no change.
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Will refrain from my sarchastic tendencies here....

Unfortunately I have done all of this, and yet, still sucks gas like a horse drinking water.

I have done all of the obvious stuff, still no change.


Have you tried changing the spark plugs. i had this problem with my 97 taurus and all it was was the spark plug wires.
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