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
> 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...
> "BOB URZ" <"sound(remove)"@inetnebr.com> wrote in message
>> NoName wrote:
>> > I had an exasperating moment yesterday with that car. Drove a friend
>> > to
>> > appointment, and back. got into his driveway, and we chatted for about
>> > minute. Care engine just stopped. NO thump, no racing, no nothing, it
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > or so, and drive back.
>> > I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles or 6 months, whichever
>> > first. Usually the 6 months. I had changed the air filter about two
>> > ago, and the old one really wasn't dirty, fiber was white and you could
>> > through it. About the only problem I have with this car is that the
>> > air
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> got spark to confirm a ignition or gas delivery problem
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