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Old 07-03-2005, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
Nick Narcowich
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Re: '94 Ford Taurus Stopped Running.

This sounds like a problem I had with my Topaz - a fine Ford product - and
when I replaced the distributor - includes the ignition module - it ran
fine...interniten untill then...

Nick
"BOB URZ" <"sound(remove)"@inetnebr.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> NoName wrote:
>
> > I had an exasperating moment yesterday with that car. Drove a friend to

an
> > appointment, and back. got into his driveway, and we chatted for about

one
> > minute. Care engine just stopped. NO thump, no racing, no nothing, it

just
> > stopped. I tried to start the car, the motor turned over, but wouldn't
> > start. After about five minutes it started fine, ran for about a

minute,
> > then stopped, just as easily/quietly as if I turned off the key.
> >
> > I left the car at his house for about three hours, had a ride back to

the
> > car, and drove it home, about three miles. No problem.
> > Is this a fuel pump problem?
> >
> > One thing about this vehicle. I don't drive it very often, and when I

do,
> > it is usually short trips, less than three miles, or even two.
> > Occasionally, I will drive it forty to fifty miles, let it sit for an

hour
> > or so, and drive back.
> >
> > I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles or 6 months, whichever

comes
> > first. Usually the 6 months. I had changed the air filter about two

months
> > ago, and the old one really wasn't dirty, fiber was white and you could

see
> > through it. About the only problem I have with this car is that the air

bag
> > light and/or the ABS brake light will intermittently come on. That can
> > happen for a day or two, then not do it for the next three or four

weeks.
> > Go figure.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any guidance on the engine stalling
> > or the ABS/Airbag light..

>
> Its not uncommon to have the TFI module on the distributor fail
> and have no spark. Some are intermittent, some die dead.
> If that happened, the car would turn over fine but the motor would
> not hit or try to start at all. You need to determine if you have spark
> when this is happening. I put a timing light on mine to verify spark.
>
> Someone else mentioned a coil. I did have a coil fail on my wagon,
> but once it was gone it was dead period. Either way, you need to know if

you
> got spark to confirm a ignition or gas delivery problem
>
> Bob
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Old 07-04-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
KENNETH MCABEE
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Re: '94 Ford Taurus Stopped Running.

Had a similar problem with my wife's Crown Vic.. Throttle position sensor
was the culprit

"Nick Narcowich" <N.Narcowich@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> This sounds like a problem I had with my Topaz - a fine Ford product - and
> when I replaced the distributor - includes the ignition module - it ran
> fine...interniten untill then...
>
> Nick
> "BOB URZ" <"sound(remove)"@inetnebr.com> wrote in message
> news:42863273.B66F84E9@inetnebr.com...
>>
>>
>> NoName wrote:
>>
>> > I had an exasperating moment yesterday with that car. Drove a friend
>> > to

> an
>> > appointment, and back. got into his driveway, and we chatted for about

> one
>> > minute. Care engine just stopped. NO thump, no racing, no nothing, it

> just
>> > stopped. I tried to start the car, the motor turned over, but wouldn't
>> > start. After about five minutes it started fine, ran for about a

> minute,
>> > then stopped, just as easily/quietly as if I turned off the key.
>> >
>> > I left the car at his house for about three hours, had a ride back to

> the
>> > car, and drove it home, about three miles. No problem.
>> > Is this a fuel pump problem?
>> >
>> > One thing about this vehicle. I don't drive it very often, and when I

> do,
>> > it is usually short trips, less than three miles, or even two.
>> > Occasionally, I will drive it forty to fifty miles, let it sit for an

> hour
>> > or so, and drive back.
>> >
>> > I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles or 6 months, whichever

> comes
>> > first. Usually the 6 months. I had changed the air filter about two

> months
>> > ago, and the old one really wasn't dirty, fiber was white and you could

> see
>> > through it. About the only problem I have with this car is that the
>> > air

> bag
>> > light and/or the ABS brake light will intermittently come on. That can
>> > happen for a day or two, then not do it for the next three or four

> weeks.
>> > Go figure.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for any guidance on the engine stalling
>> > or the ABS/Airbag light..

>>
>> Its not uncommon to have the TFI module on the distributor fail
>> and have no spark. Some are intermittent, some die dead.
>> If that happened, the car would turn over fine but the motor would
>> not hit or try to start at all. You need to determine if you have spark
>> when this is happening. I put a timing light on mine to verify spark.
>>
>> Someone else mentioned a coil. I did have a coil fail on my wagon,
>> but once it was gone it was dead period. Either way, you need to know if

> you
>> got spark to confirm a ignition or gas delivery problem
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
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