my ford taurus dies when idling, what could be the problem

Asked by Jan 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM about the 2007 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when putting in gear i have to keep giving it gas. there is a loud grinding of metal
sound.after i drive it i can put it in park and it wont die but still dies putting in gear and
idling in gear. i have made sure the oil, gas and coolant are ok as well as the belts being
fine and changed the cilanoid

2 Answers

287,345

Metal grinding isn't good. Find out what is making that noise and I think you have your problem. Might your torque convertor or maybe the exhaust is loose and rusted?

21,775

Yes I sounds like the torque converter in the transmission is staying locked in or broken motor mounts letting the engine slam back and forth.

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