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Hello everyone. What a great website. It is nice to read all the threads, especially those concerning muscle cars - modern and classic.
I personaly have a 1995 Taurus now. I have had fords just about all my life though. My favorite was a 1979 F-150.

Anyway, now that that is out of the way, I am hoping someone can help me out. I do most of my own work on my cars, but this one has me stumped.

My 1995 Taurus has a problem. The car runs great when cool. I can drive for a couple hours. But then the car will start chugging for about 30 seconds then just die. If I try to restart it right away, it will run for about 5 second very badly, then stall again. If I try to hit the gas, the car will just continue to run very badly without increasing engine RPM, and it will sound off with some muffled backfires, then die again.
If I let the car sit for about 20 minutes or longer, it will start up again and run fine for awhile. The longer I let it cool down, the longer it will run without a problem. But eventually it will do the same thing.
Almost seems like once it warms up, something malfunctions. Seems like it is starving for fuel when it does this, but not sure.
Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I went ahead and copied this into the Taurus forum for you. Hopefully youll get more responses there. Good luck.
 

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Do those cars have Control Modules on them, for spark!>?? I had a car do much the same.
 

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Or a clogged cat?
 

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Thre things can do that..Module, Cat. Convertor, Fuel Pump.

When it stalls check fuel pump pressure. If none, replace pump.

When it stalls check for spark. If none replace Module.

When it starts running poor. Check vacumn, if way low. Check exhaust flow. If low or none. Pull cat. run without cat and see how it runs. If it runs good, Cat is clogged.

Hope, this helps.
 
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