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Ford Taurus--Please read & offer up any advice!!!THANKS

My 1998 Ford Taurus, V6, 80,000 miles, the check engine soon light is
on, and when I am in park or stopped at a light for more then 2
minutes the car will die, it always starts right back up, also when
1st starting the car it will idle very high for a few seconds before
coming down, The shop already ruled out the O2 sensors, any ideas what
else could be causing this???

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Re: Ford Taurus--Please read & offer up any advice!!!THANKS


"megt" <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in message
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> My 1998 Ford Taurus, V6, 80,000 miles, the check engine soon light is
> on, and when I am in park or stopped at a light for more then 2
> minutes the car will die, it always starts right back up, also when
> 1st starting the car it will idle very high for a few seconds before
> coming down, The shop already ruled out the O2 sensors, any ideas what
> else could be causing this???


Did "the shop" happen to say what code(s) were stored? That is the best
place to start. (CEL was/is on) The Idle Air Control valve (IAC) and/or a
dirty throttle bore could be it. Clean the throttle bore if it is dirty
first. It is a pretty common problem on Fords


 
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"" wrote:
> "megt" <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in message
> news:705682_e24ec3758b0028c69ae5531d532f5ea5@autoforumz.com...
> > My 1998 Ford Taurus, V6, 80,000 miles, the check engine soon

> light is
> > on, and when I am in park or stopped at a light for more

> then 2
> > minutes the car will die, it always starts right back up,

> also when
> > 1st starting the car it will idle very high for a few

> seconds before
> > coming down, The shop already ruled out the O2 sensors, any

> ideas what
> > else could be causing this???

>
> Did "the shop" happen to say what code(s) were stored? That
> is the best
> place to start. (CEL was/is on) The Idle Air Control valve
> (IAC) and/or a
> dirty throttle bore could be it. Clean the throttle bore if it
> is dirty
> first. It is a pretty common problem on Fords


The shop determined it wasnt the O2 sensors just by me telling them
what was going on, I just took it to the shop this morning.. I should
hear from them soon. I have never had to take a car to a shop before,
so Im afraid they may come up with some crazy problem or price... I
was just hoping someone here may have dealt with a similiar problem
and could give me a realistic opinion.. Thank you very much for your
thoughts... Hopefully the shop doesnt screw me over... Well see...

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