The car ran well yesterday when I was driving from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor. I went to garage for brake inspection this morning. Nightmare then began. The technician took 20 minutes for drive test before visual check. He said the car stalled on the road. It never happened before. I towed the car back, and then found that the symptoms are as follows:
The engine started normally after I turned key. Idling is normal. It also sounds good if I put the shift in Park or Reverse position and press the gas pedal. However, the car will stall immediately if the shift is in Driving position and I depress the gas pedal.
By the way, the engine light has been on for several months. The error code is P0442-small vacuum leak. Is this somehow connected with the stalling
Could you help me to figure out what are the possible causes of this problem?
Hi, I moved your post to the 86-07 Taurus section.
You could possibily have a clogged fuel filter.
The P0442 code could be set because the fuel cap is not on properly tightly or is not sealing.
P0442 EVAP Control System Small Leak Detected Possible Causes Setting Conditions
•Aftermarket EVAP parts that do not conform to specifications
•CV solenoid stays partially open when commanded to close
•EVAP component seals leaking (i.e., leaks in the Purge valve, fuel vapor control valve tube assembly or fuel vapor vent valve)
•Fuel filler cap damaged, cross-threaded or loosely installed
•Loose fuel vapor hose/tube connections to EVAP components
•Small holes or cuts in fuel vapor hoses or EVAP canister tubes
Yes. The car could be started on Sat. It stalled after I put shift in Driving position and pushed the gas pedal. However, it stalled several seconds later after turned the key in Sunday morning. Everything sounds well after replaced fuel filter. I already drove it over 100 miles this morning.
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