1995 taurus 3.0L momentary power los...

1995 taurus 3.0L momentary power loss or sometimes full stall

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Apsley

Cambridge, MA

#1 Apr 13, 2006
My 1995 Taurus with the 3.0L is in great shape and runs excellent except when it has this occasional engine power loss problem. The engine runs fine when suddenly it either looses power for about 3 seconds or just hesitates for several seconds or stalls out fully but can be restarted almost right away. Sometimes the check engine light will flicker on and sometimes not. The car is driven every day but the problem might only happen twice a month. If there is any trend I would say that it happens when the engine is at operating temp. and either when parked or coasting along but not during acceleration or when stopped at an intersection. I am stumped! Can enyone help me?
brandon

Presque Isle, ME

#2 Apr 21, 2006
could be it needs a tune up or the fuel pressure regulator is getting bad, it does have OBD I
Frank

AOL

#3 Oct 5, 2006
Clean the MAF sensor that should fix it!
Ryan

United States

#4 Oct 30, 2006
I have a 1995 Ford taurus and it seems like everything is going wrong at some point. Like the car will shut off while I'm costing down the road, I pull over and it starts right up for no reason. Another time is when I drive all day, then when I'm ready to leave all the sudden the car won't start up, I let it sit until the day then it starts up fine. There is a gearshift lock problem also, I can't sift gears from park to anything else, I have to turn the key half way then shift to nuetral stating the engine then shift to drive. The last problem is that the tale lights works, but the break lights don't work, it seems that the car has a mind of its own.
dahs-man

Bellevue, WA

#5 Oct 13, 2008
Brake light switch = lock out problem for shift from park + brake lights not working - also check Brake fuse, no powert to brake light smeans shift lockout solenoid doesn't get power either. Stalling after running 'for a while' may be due to ICM (Ignition Control Module) getting too warm to work. This is a KNOWN problem with 3.0 liter engines. THe 3.8 has the ICM remote mounted (no on engine block or distributo). I've had similar with my '95, adding a 2"*28" flex duct -'Preheat tube' at local Napa Auto) from behind left head light to right at the ICM has elminated this UNLESS I'm stuck in traffic for >15minutes. THis fix only works if car is moving. THought about putting a small computer CPU fan to force air. Haven't bothered as I don't get stuck in traffic in Idaho that often.
Ryan wrote:
I have a 1995 Ford taurus and it seems like everything is going wrong at some point. Like the car will shut off while I'm costing down the road, I pull over and it starts right up for no reason. Another time is when I drive all day, then when I'm ready to leave all the sudden the car won't start up, I let it sit until the day then it starts up fine. There is a gearshift lock problem also, I can't sift gears from park to anything else, I have to turn the key half way then shift to nuetral stating the engine then shift to drive. The last problem is that the tale lights works, but the break lights don't work, it seems that the car has a mind of its own.
young f

Jessup, MD

#6 Apr 14, 2009
my dumass ford taurus 1995 will go in reverse but has no drive power to move.It also shakes a little.
young f

Jessup, MD

#7 Apr 14, 2009
my dumass 1995 ford taurs will go in reverse but not drive.It shakes a little and scares me.
Jacques

Hartford, WI

#8 May 20, 2009
My Ford Taurus just got a new fuel filter and fuel pump after having water drained from my gas tank, added new gas got it home and it starts up great but then stalls out totally when i put it in reverse or drive.
Jacques

Hartford, WI

#9 May 20, 2009
Its a 1995 Ford Taurus 3.0 engine
Josh

Asheboro, NC

#10 Jan 17, 2010
i have a 95 tauras and when i first bought it, it ran great. went to Carowinds and back.. Few months later it acts like itdont have enough power to go up a hill or anything. i know they dont have a whole lot of power anyway but it used to have sum. I changed the Fuel Pump and trans Filter and oil and transmission fluid, basically a whole tune up..
Still NO POWER.. Idk I need answers..
dale

Cumberland, MD

#11 Nov 2, 2011
i have a 95 ford taurus will not start and week later it will then do the same loss of power is this fuel pump
joshua

Shafter, CA

#12 Jan 8, 2012
how do I go about testing if I have a bad ICM my 00 Ford Taurus SES will be going down the road then all of a sudden I lose all electrical power engine dies then it will start back up after a few min and it seems to happen more and more
Scott

United States

#13 Aug 21, 2013
I have a 95 Taurus and lately as I'm driving it, it seems like it has acceleration and the check engine light comes on. Sometimes it catches and keeps going but now it will completely shut off. It never happens at the place or time. Some people tell me it's the fuel filter, some say the fuel pump. When I turn on the ignition I can here the fuel pump hum. Any ideas?
raw

Wellington, New Zealand

#14 Apr 5, 2014
Hi I have a ford taurus tht loses power goin up a hill wat could it be its drives fine just not over hills
Kleo23

United States

#15 Dec 21, 2016
My Ford Taurus 95. Just turned off on me getting off of freeway. It lost power to accelerate then the check engine and oil lights flickered and then it's off. Now it wont start. It sounds like it wants to start but doesn't get enough juice to completely start it. What should I check other than the oil levels I already checked that were fine.

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