stalling 94 taurus sho

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Asked by Sep 02, 2009 at 08:58 PM about the 1994 Ford Taurus SHO

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ok i have a 94 sho automatic, it has a ticking sound at 750 rpms-1,000 rpms, stalls at random with a engine light that some times flashes, the car won't go over 5,000 rpms in drive, misfires and stalls after about 2 minutes of driving, does not acclerate smoothy and doesn't have full power, starts up good cold, the car will not stay running, and will idle smooth until it jumps randomly, the rpm gauge has gone hay wire jumping and falling, the car has 129,000 miles on it, here is a video of the engine running:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IhwejqYCGE            i would like to either fix it or replace the engine any help is great, thanks

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ok no bull shit do you drive this thing like a hot rod? it sounds like something is seriously wrong with the valvetrain start the car and put a piece of paper near the exhaust about an inch away if it the exhaust trys to suck the paper in there is a valve issue. If you have the availibility get it to a shop asap tow it there If im right and im pretty sure i am that engine is about to blow run it as little as possible get it to a mechanic sorry man

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i drove it like a mini van lol, for real, but i did buy it off a kid who had fun with it before he sold it, i will try this but theres two pipes, i think it will still work....thanks for th input i'll try it

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Check the engine codes before making any serious assumptions. Check the spark plugs, make sure you dont have a loose or broken one, I had a similar sound once with a broken spark plug. You also may have a bad camshaft position sensor. I'd also suggest you hit up one of the Taurus clubs.

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If you still haven't figured it out I would do a compression test. It sounds like a really badly burnt valve. That would explain all of the symptoms too.

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change cam and crank sensors the car will run right!!! im possitive had same issue

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out of time.in other words it has jumped time.

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