2003 Taurus won't start

chuckb33
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Asked by chuckb33 Jul 23, 2011 at 10:59 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My sister's 03 taurus was sputtering. I found that the pcv elbow was broken. I replaced it and now it won't start at all. It turns over as usual and I smelled gas so I let it sit for awhile thinking I had flodded it but It still doesn't start. Any suggestions?  

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Jeff Leeper
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try disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes, the computer may still be trying to compensate for the broken elbow.

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chuckb33
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I got it started but it's not ideling properly. Drove it around a little and as soon as I pulled in the driveway it cut off. I re-started it and it cuts off when I put in gear. It also cuts off when I turn on the AC. I'm now getting codes P1131 and P1152.

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chuckb33
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(I'm new at this so I hope I posted this correctly) I got it started but it's not ideling properly. Drove it around a little and as soon as I pulled in the driveway it cut off. I re-started it and it cuts off when I put in gear. It also cuts off when I turn on the AC. I'm now getting codes P1131 and P1152.

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Jeff Leeper
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Your car is running rich. Could be the EGR valve or O2 sensors, or both.

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papa
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clean-replace IAC-Idle Air Control,with carb cleaner,is located on Throttle Body,also clean the TB inside with carb cleaner,pour a can of sea fome fuel injector cleaner into a tank of gas.first replace or have the crank sensor replaced,it may be bad causeing a no spark.

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papa
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excuse me I had a case of the stupid.

chuckb33
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I changed O2 sensors, still same problem. ideling drops below 1 and shuts off when I turn on ac and now I hear a high pitched whistle, like something closing, when it cuts off.

sandsman
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Do as this papa guy said,he is right on the money.

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chuckb33
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Replaced IAC. It started right up but after ideling for about 10 mins, it went back to ideling up and down. codes P1132 and P1152

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Jeff Leeper
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Try cleaning the egr and sensor. The idle air control valve won't cause a rich condition and loping idle

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papa
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could also be a bad throttle position sensor.

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papa
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could be a bad throttle position sensor.

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chuckb33
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how do I test the TPS?

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chuckb33
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Thanks alot Jeff. It was the EGR.

chuckb33
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Sorry, I spoke too soon. It idles much better. Hasn't cut off at all, butafter riding around a bit I got the same codes. P1132 and P1152

Jeff Leeper
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Check the dpfe sensor on the egr.

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chuckb33
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would that cause it to not cold start? This morning it didn't start right away. I had to try 3 or 4 times.

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chuckb33
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Would the wrong gap on the spark plugs cause this problem? They may have been gapped for the DOC instead of the OHV engine.

papa
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plug gap should be the same on both engines.still say it is a bad crank sensor.

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soriano
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O2 sensor remplce bouth and run it for about 100mils,and if still does it.Disconect the batteri for about 15mis. And if not working egr.

jwhalen70
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I had this same problem with my taurus, i change all kinds of crap trying to fix, i had no codes to go by, i figured out it was the ignition electrical switch, it was the cheapest and easiest fix out of all the bs i changed for nothing, the electrical ignition switch is located undet steering column, small box with a slide switch, that hooks into the key cylinder, 26 dollar part, took me thirty minutes to fix the problem

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