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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-10-06, 10:33 AM
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taurus leaping

I have a 2005 ford taurus and it all of a sudden is getting really bad gas mileage and when it cold and i start it up it leaps forward all by itself, any one know anything about this?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-06, 08:49 PM
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Re: taurus leaping

I had a similar problem in my 99 taurus. When the engine was cold, the rpm's fluctuated and the care seemed to jerk or leap. When the engine was warm is ran ok, but with bad gas millage. I pulled the spark plugs out and they were in horrible shape. I replaced the plugs and the car's been running like new.

I doubt with a 2005, that your spark plugs would already be bad. Go ahead an pull them and see what they look like. Also, check your plub wires and make sure they're in good shape. You might also have a problem with your distributor. Pull the cap off and make sure no 'crap' is inside. It could also be your timing or even a fuel injection/computer problem.

If I were you, I would replace the plugs (very cheap) check the wires and the distributor. If they are good, then you might want to pay the $80 bucks or so to have a diagnosis run on it. Hope this helps
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-12-06, 12:37 AM
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Re: taurus leaping

If it is a 2005 isn't it still under warranty?Take it to the dealer and have them check it out.
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