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Old 01-16-2007, 23:53   #1 (permalink)
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have to press on gas for car to start.

hey guys i have a 97 tarus gl, sometimes the car wont start only when i press my foot on the gas when the engine is turning over, can some one tell me what the problem may be.
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Old 01-28-2007, 18:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: have to press on gas for car to start.

Im guessing it could be related with your Throttle Position Sensor.
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Old 01-29-2007, 21:10   #3 (permalink)
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Re: have to press on gas for car to start.

When is the last time you did a complete tune-up?
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Old 02-03-2007, 16:52   #4 (permalink)
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Check for vacuum leaks from cracked, loose, or disconnected lines and hoses. Vacuum leaks reek havac on Taurus and Sable.
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Re: have to press on gas for car to start.

Could also be the IAC. I would start with the plugs and wires first.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:23   #6 (permalink)
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I had the same problem in my 95 sable just yesterday, I ended up replacing the Idle Air Controller. $43. and now its fine.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:21   #7 (permalink)
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Re: have to press on gas for car to start.

Most likely the IAC. I had the same problem with my '97 and changed the fuel filter. Seemed to make a difference but CEL remained on, so it's got to be a sensor.
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