I have a 2003 ford taurus that had a radiator leak so I replaced it and then started to have some rough idling And would only start when I press the gas like pump the pedal now won't start at all

Asked by Jul 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM about the Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Thinking about replacing the EGR valve and the IAC and
spark plugs but I don't know why it won't start now need
help

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Did all this start right after the radiator was installed? If so double check any electrical connections that you might have unhooked or bumped during the radiator install.

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Don't just throw money (parts) at it, figure out what's going on first. Low Fuel Pressure? Weak Spark from the coil? Plugged fuel filter? By the time you throw a couple of hundred dollars at it (and still not fix it), you could have taken it to a shop and got a proper diagnosis. Just guessing rarely fixes anything - except your wallet. Now, if you like to throw money around, my address is..........

Yes this happen right after we replaced the radiator and I was low on oil jus change spark plug and add new oil befor right after we changed the leak it was ideling real bad then it just stop starting now I can't get it to start

101,825

http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-0803.htm -- I would check to see that all plug wires are tight and installed correctly. This link may help with that

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Thanks everybody the car is running now it was the thermostat wit h mess up my first radiator and a misfire but it still ideling rough gotta figure out how to fix it I replace the EGR valve for nothing but better safe than sorry but not sure why it still rough any ideas

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