99 Ford Taurus Stalling Out While Dri...

99 Ford Taurus Stalling Out While Driving

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Bob from PA

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#1 Jun 2, 2008
The engine on my 99 Ford Taurus has been cutting out while driving recently. When I try to restart it, the engine will try to catch but not turn over for approx 15-45 minutes. It has been at the Mechanics over the weekend. There are no error codes coming from the computer. The road tests, fuel pressure tests, and diagnostics are all coming back with negitive results. All systems seem to be functioning as they should. It definitley seems like a fuel problem to me and my mechanic and an expert from justanswer.com tend to be leaning in that direction as well. My mechanic, and I appriciate it, won't replace the fuel pump on whim and have that not be the problem. The check enging light does not come on before or after the problem has resolved it self. If anybody has had this type of problem, could you please provide any info. Thanks
Bill

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Jul 12, 2008
Have a 1992 Taurus Wagon and same engine cut out while driving happened. Took it to my mechanic and could find nothing wrong with any system, no error codes, no check engine light.

Last night happened again on the way home. Sat for about 20 minutes and it started right up with no unusual anything. I have noticed that this seems to be happening only on fairly warm days around 85 to 90 degrees and humid.
jason

Falmouth, ME

#3 Aug 15, 2008
Both issues seem very much like the issue Im going through. IM no expert but I tend to lean towards the catalytic converter being pluged. Does anyone know if these can be tested? Why does ford make such a pain in the ass setup with the catalytic convert being on assembly. Makes it pretty hard to bypass with a straight pipe to try and diagnose the problem.
Artie

Avon, CT

#4 Aug 27, 2008
the same thing that is happening to all of u is happening to my 96 ford taurus GL i solved the problem i geting an acura integra
the TiGor

United States

#5 Sep 7, 2008
I currently have one or both converters nearly plugged on my 47,000 mile '93 Taurus. I know this is the case because of the symptoms: if I 'punch it', the car stumbles and chokes before finally catching on and taking off. It dies at intersections, especially when it's not fully warmed up yet. An often too-rich fuel mixture is to blame. The real question is why it's doing this. The car doesn't have too many miles, but has sat unused for much of its existence. The years have been unkind to something under the hood! The kicker is that it always restarts right away, though it may on occasion stall again, but I've never had to restart it three times.

If he car will not start again, as seems to be the problem some of you are having, it's probably not the convertor. If it was, it'd be so plugged that you'd not be able to run the car for more than thirty seconds or so before built-up exhaust choked it out.

If the fuel system checks out, especially if the fuel pump is tested at 28-30 psi, something else is wrong. Since the car does restart eventually, I'm guessing that it's an electrical problem. Ignition coils do occasionally become faulty, especially when you've got six of them in a 'coil pack' versus a conventional distributor, but it could be a fault in the fuel pump circuit, perhaps a bad relay or a faulty ground connection somewhere that is intermittently deactivating your fuel pump.

Best of luck with this frustrating problem!
Fortune50

Waterford Works, NJ

#6 Oct 1, 2008
Bob from PA wrote:
The engine on my 99 Ford Taurus has been cutting out while driving recently. When I try to restart it, the engine will try to catch but not turn over for approx 15-45 minutes. It has been at the Mechanics over the weekend. There are no error codes coming from the computer. The road tests, fuel pressure tests, and diagnostics are all coming back with negitive results. All systems seem to be functioning as they should. It definitley seems like a fuel problem to me and my mechanic and an expert from justanswer.com tend to be leaning in that direction as well. My mechanic, and I appriciate it, won't replace the fuel pump on whim and have that not be the problem. The check enging light does not come on before or after the problem has resolved it self. If anybody has had this type of problem, could you please provide any info. Thanks
A super quick test to see if it's fuel related is to simply spray t-body cleaner into a vacuum hose, or into the t-body and see if it fires up. If not, then you know it's not fuel related. If it does then run (for a few seconds), then you know it's not getting fuel.
russell price

Tarboro, NC

#7 Oct 16, 2009
I have a 2001 Ford Tauras that cuts out at higher speed. It only happens intermittenly and no code is shown. Two machanics could not find the problem because it did not have a code and did not cut out when they drove it. I have checked the vaccum hoses and replaced the EGR valve. Can you help me?
Ted P

Rockford, IL

#8 Nov 12, 2009
Had same issues and took mine to my mechanic he got my car to do it to him and then tested it. He discovered it needed a new computer...
Bob from PA wrote:
The engine on my 99 Ford Taurus has been cutting out while driving recently. When I try to restart it, the engine will try to catch but not turn over for approx 15-45 minutes. It has been at the Mechanics over the weekend. There are no error codes coming from the computer. The road tests, fuel pressure tests, and diagnostics are all coming back with negitive results. All systems seem to be functioning as they should. It definitley seems like a fuel problem to me and my mechanic and an expert from justanswer.com tend to be leaning in that direction as well. My mechanic, and I appriciate it, won't replace the fuel pump on whim and have that not be the problem. The check enging light does not come on before or after the problem has resolved it self. If anybody has had this type of problem, could you please provide any info. Thanks
Anthony

Syracuse, NY

#9 Nov 30, 2009
my 1997 SHO keeps on stalling at random times. sometimes it will start right up afterwards or sometimes it will sit around for up to 3 days and not start. during one of these spells of stupidity, i got it fired up by spraying spray start in the air intake so it was indeed a fuel delivery problem. doing everything myself, i'm hoping for cheap fixes so i started off by changing the filter, hoping it was plugged. filter wasn't terrible dirty but wasn't by any means clean. with the engine half, of the filter unplugged, tried the key a couple times to kick on the pump, only 3/9 tries actually made the pump shoot out fuel. how the heck does a fuel pump... kind of work? after that i got it all back together.. still wouldn't start. kicked the tire and left it alone for 2 days. my dad tried the automatic start for no reason and alas, it fired up and stayed running. Well.. i took it off the road for winter anyways so i'm starting it every 2 or 3 days for about 15 mins. can't exactly fix a car without any symptoms so i'm hoping it's going to stall again soon so i can try atleast 3 things, disconnect the auto-start incase it's screwing up, replace the fuel pump, or replace the computer with another 1997 SHO computer in my backyard.
kinneford

Seattle, WA

#10 May 10, 2010
high temp cut outs are usually an ignition prob.. it can be the ignition control module.. or the coil.. and high speed cut out sounds like a fuel pump prob. or fuel pump relay..
adam

Fergus Falls, MN

#11 Apr 1, 2011
Bob from PA wrote:
The engine on my 99 Ford Taurus has been cutting out while driving recently. When I try to restart it, the engine will try to catch but not turn over for approx 15-45 minutes. It has been at the Mechanics over the weekend. There are no error codes coming from the computer. The road tests, fuel pressure tests, and diagnostics are all coming back with negitive results. All systems seem to be functioning as they should. It definitley seems like a fuel problem to me and my mechanic and an expert from justanswer.com tend to be leaning in that direction as well. My mechanic, and I appriciate it, won't replace the fuel pump on whim and have that not be the problem. The check enging light does not come on before or after the problem has resolved it self. If anybody has had this type of problem, could you please provide any info. Thanks


check your
alternator that was my prblem
Mike

Rockville, MD

#12 Apr 1, 2011
Dude...that was almost 3 years ago.
Renee from Texas

Ralls, TX

#13 Apr 4, 2011
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with 179,000 miles and it cuts out while driving down the road and when it does you try to push the gas the peddle just goes all the way to the floor. The check engine light does not come on we have replaced the fuel filter and the fuel sensor and the the ignition valve and cant figure out what is going on with it. Sometimes after it happens it wont let you restart it. It will just die and not stay running but if you let it sit for about 24 hours it will start and run for a few miles and then it starts all over again with not running and cutting out. Sometimes when it happens it is like it is missing. I talked to the service department at the Ford house and they told me it sounded like it was an electrical problem but my husband dont seem to think so. Could some one please help me!!!!
Charlie

Clinton, SC

#14 Apr 4, 2011
One possible problem may be the gas cap. If it's not venting properly, a vacuum will form in the tank preventing fuel from getting to the engine.
Renee from Texas

Ralls, TX

#15 Apr 5, 2011
ok we will check that is there any way you can tell me if there is a way to check to see if that is what the problem is.
Charlie wrote:
One possible problem may be the gas cap. If it's not venting properly, a vacuum will form in the tank preventing fuel from getting to the engine.
Spencer

Norman, OK

#16 Apr 16, 2011
I recently got my catalytic converter removed on my 1996 Ford Taurus because it had gone bad and there are no admission checks here in Oklahoma so I had it pipped up where it was removed. I was told that it wouldnt cause any problems but since the removal I've had manny start up problems where I'll turn the ignition and my RPM gage will go up and down than the car will die. If I give it alot of gas it will start up alright. Also Ive noticed a very strong gas smell coming from all around the car when I start it now. I dont know if this is a different problem or not but sometimes ill be driving in the city and stoping at lights and what not and my car will get stuck in 2nd gear than it wont let me get out of 1st...Ive checked my transmition fluid and its still a good pink color and at the right level. Also about 2 years back i had the transmision flushed and the car has always recieved its oil change at 3,000 miles.....the odometer sits at 119,000....Please let me know what ideas you all may have of some inexpensive things i could do first before anything major.
Thank you
don

Fort Lee, VA

#17 May 16, 2011
99 ford taurus 179,000 miles runs fine, untill lately, it stall out. I'll drive it for 30 minutes then stop. I'll drive the car again for 1 or 2 minutes and it stalls out. I'll turn the car over and it acts like it wants to catch, then stalls, If I wait 30 minutes the car will start and drive fine. Car starts cold no problems?? what gives
Joy

Holland, MI

#18 Jun 21, 2011
We were having the same problem with our 99 Taurus. Try replacing the gas cap. It can become plugged and cause a vacuum in the tank which will cause the vehicle to stop. Seems to have worked for us, no more problems. I know, cheap fix that the dealers don't seem to catch, instead they get you for a new fuel pump at $700.00.
chris

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 Aug 9, 2011
i have a 00 taurus. i was driving it the other day and it started shaking and stalled out the rpm goes up but will not run. when i cut the car off and on again it will run fine for a min the start the same thing i can start it put it in reverse and still the same thing i got it towed back to my house and someone said it could be a belt someone else said it might be the transmission. i recently had a new break system installed and they checked the codes bc the check engine light was on and all it was was a buch of sensors can anyone give me an idea of what it coul be
Robert

Sardinia, OH

#21 Oct 27, 2011
Renee from Texas wrote:
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus with 179,000 miles and it cuts out while driving down the road and when it does you try to push the gas the peddle just goes all the way to the floor. The check engine light does not come on we have replaced the fuel filter and the fuel sensor and the the ignition valve and cant figure out what is going on with it. Sometimes after it happens it wont let you restart it. It will just die and not stay running but if you let it sit for about 24 hours it will start and run for a few miles and then it starts all over again with not running and cutting out. Sometimes when it happens it is like it is missing. I talked to the service department at the Ford house and they told me it sounded like it was an electrical problem but my husband dont seem to think so. Could some one please help me!!!!
Have the same issue with a 2001 sable may start in 6 hrs may start in 24 but for you and everyone I lose spark. let it sit overnight and it will fire first time might go a mile might not will stall out at idle or driving and test for spark nothing there. replaced ignition coil so I am leaning towards crankshaft position senser. I will let you all know how that turns out. any input is greatly appriciated
Thanks

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