Bourneville, OH

#22 Oct 28, 2011
ended up that the wires into the CMP were rubbed bare and grounding out. car is running great now

Saint Louis, MO

#23 Nov 12, 2011
I had the exact same problem, and a mechanic who couldn't figure it out either. I took it to the dealership and they diagnosed it right away- it was the fuel pump. Take it to the dealership- it will only get worse and you'll waste more money on tows like I did.
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 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

Newark, DE

#24 Nov 13, 2011
My 99 ford taurus shuts down while i'm driving and when i try to restart it it sounds like the battery is dead until i jump it,tested the alternator and it passed.Any suggestions?
bill horton

Murfreesboro, TN

#25 Apr 22, 2012
Bill wrote:
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.
my car does the same thing,, i took the converters out put in a new fuel filter, replaced the distributor, and many other things but it still does this on hot days.
connie cook

Athens, GA

#26 Apr 28, 2012
Hand it ve a ford taurus that will cut off at speeds of 65 mph plus. It will immediatly start up when I put it in park but it is very vexing when you are on the interstate and it just cuts off. What is going on?

Minneapolis, MN

#27 May 5, 2012
I have a 1999 ford taurus, 3.0 v6 and it will stall out occasionally, i let it sit abd it will start, 2 times iwas running erands and shut if off for a few minutes and when i went to star it, it wouldn"t, i let it sit for 20 minutes and it started. this last time, i was going up a steep hill, and it cut out, wouldn't start after 40 minutes, had it towed, soon as it was at the shop it started

Denver, CO

#28 Jul 17, 2012
Hello guys please read this...I also have a ford taurus, mine is a 99' and had the gas smell, the stalling out in stop and go traffic....PLEASE for the bucking in stop and go traffic GET YOUR SUSPENSION CHECKED (struts/shocks) and for the gas the smell CATALYTIC some occasions my friends taurus converter was fine but the fuel pump, filter etc was bad....ever since I changed these items I love my taurus over 150,000miles goin' strong!!!!! Good luck ya'll I pray this helps. what really got me was the bucking from gears in traffic and that it could be the suspension I told my mechanic YOUR NUTS, I'm not a gambling person but he said if its not I will pay for everything....drats I lost

United States

#29 Aug 8, 2012
I have a 99 Ford also I keep hearing this ticking sound while I'm driving and it act like it don't want to start sometimes but I need help can someone please tell me what they think my uncle said my motor bout to go out:(

Houston, TX

#30 Jan 4, 2013
Drove my 2001 Taurus wagon 19 mi. to a Texaco, went in, got coffee. When I tried to start the engine, it would start at very low rpm, and then die. I waited 5-10 minutes, and it did the same thing. Waited 15 more min. and car started fine. What gives?

Marcus Hook, PA

#31 Apr 12, 2013
My 99 Taurus cuts out while driving also. Mostly on warmer days. Everything was checked several times by different mechanics from differing places; none can find the problem. Water pump, heater core, thermostat, alt, power steering, belt, fuel, tune-up all new parts. Nothing! Sensors were checked, you name the diagnostics, it was checked. Nothing was found.
Ours still doing it. Going in for one more shot before trading it in. Other than this one problem, still runs great.

Lees Summit, MO

#32 May 19, 2013
My son had a 93 Taurus. We drove the car from Kansas City to North Carolina and had the intermittent failure with the 3.0. Twenty to thirty minutes later it ran fine. I tested and tested when we got home. Finally traced the wiring for fuel pump and found an enormous relay under the radiator cover. It had like 26 wires going into it and the plug was so big it required a center bolt to keep it in place. Got a new one from Napa and it fried with first use of AC. Learned my lesson and picked it up from dealer (to the tune of about 240 bucks) and problem solved.

This part functioned normally whenever is wasn't ghastly hot outside but failed in heat and finding it was a pain. I only had a wiring diagram to look at and finally traced the wire to the radiator cover. Well hidden. The part had a weird name which contained both the word regulator and the word modulator. Not kidding.

United States

#33 May 29, 2013
My 00 Ford Taurus went dead going down the hwy and only clicks when you try to start it. does anyone know what I can try to get it started.

Kirkland, WA

#34 Jun 12, 2013
Betty wrote:
My 00 Ford Taurus went dead going down the hwy and only clicks when you try to start it. does anyone know what I can try to get it started.
That sounds like a battery issue, I realize it has been a few weeks since your post, and you probably got it fixed, but your problem sounds like a battery. I personally swear by Interstate brand batteries, always have had luck with them.

Kirkland, WA

#35 Jun 12, 2013
This MAY help a few folks here who are having issues with their Taurus losing power and then difficulty restarting....

I have a 2001 Taurus, 117K miles on it, for the most part the car has been problem free, but over the past few weeks I had noticed the car suddenly losing power when I would drive, and sometimes it would not start up. The first time it did it was in late April of this year, and I figured because I hadn't drive it much and it was on empty that I allowed perhaps to much air to build up, so I didn't do much about it. I have another car I drove mostly and then this past week while driving on the highway the car suddenly lost all power, no warning lights came on, I just felt it shut down so I pulled over. It started up after a few tries though. I had the alternator checked out and it appeared normal.

I was noticing it also appearing to be rather sluggish while driving and then the other day the car simply would not turn over. I have a fairly new battery, and I checked the gas cap to make sure it was securely on. Everything seemed fine but the car would not start.

I then started checking the relays and fuses under the hood. I noticed the relay in spot #30 was for the Fuel Pump Relay. Late last year I had noticed my wipers were not working properly and traced the problem to being the relays (spot #25 and #29) and that fixed that issue. Looking at the Fuel Pump Relay part number, I noticed it was the same exact relay as the new wiper relays I had put in previously. I decided to take the relay from one of them and put in it spot #30 removing the Fuel Pump Relay and the car started with no hesitation. I then replaced it with the original relay and the car would not start, only sputter. I again put in the newer relay and the car started up with no problem.

I concluded that the car stalling out and not restarting was due to a faulty Fuel Pump Relay in spot #30. I then went to Ford and for $15 after tax, purchased a brand new relay for the Fuel Pump and the car has been working fine.

While I can't say this will solve all the problems listed here, what I learned is rather than taking a car into a shop and potentially paying hundreds of dollars, do some detective work on your own and start with the relays/fuses. With the 01 Taurus, it appears there are five relays that are the same under part #F57B-14B192-AA. Since I have three of the five fail within a year's time, chances are the other two will be soon, with those two being in spots #31 (PCM Power Relay) and #33 (A/C Clutch Relay). I am unsure what either do but generally when you have three out of five of the same relays going out, chances are the rest will follow.

So for those of you that have had similiar issues with their car stalling out and having trouble restarting, look into possibly replacing the above fuse for the Fuel Pump and that could solve your issue and save you money. Don't go the cheap route and buy uses relays on eBay, or even those that are listed as new on there, buy a genuine part from your local Ford dealer, they cost about $13.75 before tax.

Twin Falls, ID

#36 Jun 25, 2013
Bill wrote:
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.
test alternator bad diode,...

Twin Falls, ID

#37 Jun 25, 2013
test alternator bad diode will cause this. good luck.

Kansas City, MO

#38 Jul 12, 2013
My 2002 Taurus wagon won't start sometimes. It wasn't getting fuel to the rail so we replaced fuel pump, filter, n relay. Worked for 2 days n they replaced fuel module. 2 days again n fuel safety shut off switch. 2 days again n tried new black fuse box. 2 days again n actual code of fuel rail pressure sensor. Stuck at orielys n guys messed with it n noticed a zip tie on the crankshaft position sensor so thats the next step. It started after he tapped it. Anyone think this is actual it? So afraid its not n will keep throwing $$ away. Any advice appreciated!

United States

#39 Aug 7, 2013
Friend has 95 ford Taurus we were at a stop light idling for a while and the car just died. Tried to start it up again and nothing. Ended up pushing the car to a parking lot, waited like a few minutes and started up again...
Thinking its an electrical problem or possibly the coils got to hot and had to just stop working.. Maybe needs a tune up?

Glen Rose, TX

#40 Aug 27, 2013
You notice we all have the same issue, yet no one has an answer? I have 96 ford taurus doing the exact same thing.
John FL

Jacksonville, FL

#41 Sep 11, 2013
Checklist for this issue...

1. Change the fuel filter if it's old.
2. Change the relay in position 30 on the fuse box.(comment above about swapping the wiper relay is a great idea.)
3. Check the fuel pump fuse. Remove and clean contacts.
4. Remove the fuel cap and try to run. Vent maybe clogged causing a vacuum.
5. Check the "inertia switch" found in the trunk. There is a reset located on the switch
6. Check fuel pump pressure. If it's low, change the fuel pump.
7. All else fails, change the fuel pump in the tank. Fuel tank must be removed.

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