2004 Ford Taurus Sel won't accelerate when hitting gas and puts while idling.

Asked by Feb 03, 2016 at 08:05 PM about the 2004 Ford Taurus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This problem happened overnight, today I went to drive
and it was fine for about a minute, then when I went to hit
the gas my car didn't want to move, I hit the gas again
and it would barely move so I pulled over and put it in
park and the car began to putt. I turned it off and started it
again but it did the same thing and would Barely move
when I hit the gas. My check engine light is one too, can
anyone please help??

2 Answers


Sounds like a plugged catalytic converter. You can get the engine warmed up, try to rev it up or drive around the block, in the dark, look underneath to see if the cat. is glowing orange. If it is, it is plugged.

I got a Taurus also sounds like the same thing I'm going through now it won't go over 15-20mph wen its in park it studders and acts like it wants to die but it don't Its not the cad converter I fixed the fuel lines fuel pump tune up oil change alternator battery and some other stuff I was wondering what you did to get your car back up and running I was told to replace the speed idle selinode

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