93 taurus stalls with no warning

A few months ago my 1993 Ford Taurus stalled while sitting at a stop light. It started right up in about 2 minutes. No more problems for two weeks. Driving in town car just stalled. No warning. Started
back up in about 2 minutes. A week later same thing. Always starts back up with in 2 minutes and runs fine. Never a warning. Check engine light never comes on. All electrical parts keep working(radio, lights, horn, electric window). Wehre should I start looking??
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First thing to do is scan for continous memory codes. If there is no codes for the stalling then you could be looking at a fuel pump.

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It wouldn't hurt to put in a new fuel filter before you start anything else as a dirty or plugged filter will cause that also...and that's something "cheap" and easy to do. When was your air filter changed lately? If it can't breathe well it will stall too.... Linda
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (HbgpodLW) wrote in message

I second that on the Fuel Filter.
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Another possibility is early stage failure of the ignition module. Common problem on Fords of this vintage. Heat from the engine causes failure which will often disappear after cooling off for a few minutes.

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gsrollins2000 wrote:

was the ignition, but it turned out to be the CCRelay module, the one on top of the radiator...the relay in the box for the fuel pump would sometimes work and sometimes not... cost me about $50 at napa for the part... for wanted $150 for the same part... the way i found what it was is i put a gas guage on the engine and found that in most cases the fuel would pump up to 40-45 PSI, but sometimes it would not pump up at all... took about 20 or so attempts for find this out... then i went to the power wire from the PCM(power control module) and found it had power to the CCrelay module, but that it did not energize the wire that came out of the CCRrealy modue leading to the fuel pump for sometimes... i guess the relay inside was sticking or somthing.... i was gonna take it apart, but gave up and just got a new module.....later took the module apart and found it was too involved, alot of resistors, capacitors, and relays... and other parts that i am not familar with.... if you can take off the plastic lid on top of the radiator and look down at the wires going on the plug from the side of the relay(the black metal box thats attached to the top of the radiator(about 3 in. by 4 in. about 2 in. thick, has a wiring plug on the side of it with about 60 pins on the plug.. coming off of pin No. 8 is a wire (color is pink with a black strip on it.).. this wires goes straight to the fuel pump and shuld be getting power when the key is in the run or start position... to test it i took a long straight pin and put it into the wire(make sure it goes into the center of the wire and hits the copper or it will not work)... i then took an multi meter and checked voltage at this location and then the other lead to the ground terminal of the battery.... if the relay sometimes workd and other times does not work it will take time to find the problem.. i think i did this about 20 times before it showed up.. with a person in the car i looked at the meter and could see 12 volts beiong measured with the key ON...in the run position... then told them to turn the key OFF. there is no voltage with the key off.... i then yelled ON and they put it in run and there is voltage.. then Off, no voltage... did this about 20 times and the problem showed up..the key was in the run position and there was no voltage to the fuel pump..... Problem solved...... got the new CCRelay module and problem fixed..... hope this helps.
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