Re: 2002 TAURUS**Help**
"glt2579" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> The past couple of weeks my car has been doing this hiccup thing when
> I am sitting still or moving slowly in traffic. It also has affected
> my "get up and go". When I am running at full speed it is fine.
> Yesterday they check engine light came on when I left work and hasn't
> gone off yet. Any ideas what this could be? Help.
The first thing you have to do is find a parts store that reads out the
engine computer codes, free.
Then come back and post the code(s) themselves.. not what the clerk
thinks they mean and not what you think they mean.
Dont let them sell you ANYTHING to fix it.
It may be that you have a minor vacuum leak or a dirty Mass Air Fuel
sensor.. or an EGR system problem or an ignition system problem...
There are too many possibilities to go into without those codes.
That said, do you consider yourself competent to fix the problem, once
it's narrowed down? Have you done your own maintenance in the past?