Rough idol, misfires, check engine light blinks?

Asked by Jul 06, 2011 at 11:35 PM about the 2004 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove my husband’s 2004 Taurus on a trip for 200 miles with no problems.  I stopped to buy gas and immediately the engine idols very rough (like a diesel truck), backfired under the hood and the Check engine light started blinking.  I returned to the gas station but the attended had no problems with other cars.  I am able to drive at fast speeds but the engine feels like it will die when it idols.

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435

Sounds like a bad batch of gas thats all. Did you fill it up? Try and empty the tank and then buy another tank of gas.

The tank is full but I will try to burn it up and buy a new tank or fuel from a different station. Thanks for your response!

435

No problem, let me know how it goes, I get a notification every time someone replies. And. Btw all it could be is a bad tank of gas, happened to my friends hyndia elantra. Came out of no where and she just got another tank of gas

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Try checking catalytic converter to see if clogged and may need new one. PIGS53'

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I had the same problem on my 2000 mercury sable. I changed the spark plugs and it runs great. If youre still dealing with the problem I would check those plugs

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I have the very same yeah the rough idel and other problems your having sounds like a misfire most the time it's common to be in cyclener one , and change the plugs I did this to mine haven't had a problem since it also could me a fuel rail issue they can have high pressure in the it's a sensor that fixes it

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