Hello all...new here. I have a 99 Taurus with the 24V Duratec engine. It
has been well maintained and given me no problems in the 140,000 miles it
has on it...until now. The problem is:
I can start the vehicle, but I have to hold the gas pedal down to keep it
running. As soon as you let off the gas pedal, it will stall. I changed
the fuel filter already, so it is not that. I was thinking possibly the IAC
valve, but not sure. Anyone have any suggestions or had this happen before?
Thanks in advance!
I went through the same thing a couple of weeks ago with my 2000 Taurus. It ran
fine in cruise, but I had to keep one foot on the gas and one on the brake when
I tried to take it out of park. I had to do the same at traffic lights. This
went on for the better part of a day before it miraculously corrected itself.
It ended up being the IAC valve. No problems since then....
The Idle Air Control valve is a snap to remove, clean and replace. See
the Throttle Position Sensor thread here recently. The dealer charged
that poster 268.00 to replace. That's one option. I cleaned mine (as
recommended by another poster in an earlier thread) about a month ago
and so far no problems. My vehicle is a T-Bird but I would assumes the
layout is similar.
I vote IAC, too. I've heard people respond negatively to the idea of
cleaning the IAC, like this poster, but I've done it and had no problems for
the subsequent 25k miles on my 2000 Taurus Duratec.
It's definitely worth trying.
Thanks everyone for the input...The check engine lite never came on so I
didn't think the problem would be too bad...no codes or anything. It turned
out to be the IAC valve. Thanks for the help everyone.
in article DV_vd.5932$mn6.5872@trnddc07, CJB at email@example.com
wrote on 12/15/04 11:56 AM:
Must be a dealer thing :-)
Replacing it you have a 95% change its fixed
Cleaning a 50/75 % change it is fixed
Customer comes back screaming in the drive what a bunch of fu***** idiots we
are that we cant fix his goddam***** car
request/demands a free rental, off course not that wimpy focus but a Crown
vic/expedition or similar.
You get a RO with a big "RECHECK" stamped on it and your boss gives you that
In this news group I recommend cleaning
At work replace :-)
A week ago a guy at work recommended a cam sensor, customer DECLINED repair,
tech clears the code and put car back together.
A week later customer comes back screaming his check engine lite is back on
Some people are stupid
I'm absolutely sure that's true. There are a number of things that are just
the same way. If someone were paying me, I'd replace them. If it's me
(free labor :-), then it's worth trying cheaper, legitimate fixes.
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