Re: 2001 Ford Taurus Rough Idle
For anyone reading this...
we have to repeat "Do NOT rely on parts-store clerk interpreting the
codes." IF you are serious about finding problems, get the actual codes
and post them here.
On the bright side, at least he didnt try to sell you new O2 sensors.
Just for fun, Tony... when car is up to temp and idling rough... turn it
off and disconnect the MAF sensor harness. Then see how it idles, of
course that will set the lite.
Dirty MAF manifests in several different symptoms.
Also cleaning the IAC wouldnt hurt
"Tony" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:1130652422.919790.281500
> My 2001 Taurus with 101,000 miles showed a check engine light the
> othere day. It rac fine for a few day then 2 days ago it start almost
> dying when I idle. I can press accelerator and bring RPMs up to 1000
> and it runs fine. Took it to local auto parts start, they put scanner
> on it and said it was mixture to lean in bank 1 and 2. They told me to
> run some high octane fuel for a couple of tank. Well not only did I do
> that and it not help it, but I disconnected battery and light went off.
> Car still idled very rough once it gets up to temp.
> Does it sound like the O2 sensors just need replaced? How hard is it to
> get to them? I do not mind doing it, as long as no special tools are
> Thanks for any input