2003 ford taurus engine stalls at stop, smell of gas, anti-theft light flashes and the check engine and check oil light comes on after stall

Asked by May 05, 2017 at 04:31 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

started stalling at a stop about 50% of the time.  Smells of exhaust/gas. Anti-
theft light flashes during stall.  After stall all dashboard lights come on (check
engine, check oil.)

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scan for codes

140

It is normal to see every attention light after stall. Because the car is not functioning all equipments and ignition assumes that car is at ignition 2 position. After start all attention lights suppose to gone. Probably your gas filter is kind a stuck or injection(s). Also fulling up your tank with decent gas station brand matters. Local unknown gas station`s gas quality is lowest quality. Worst case gas pump is about to die. You should stop by a mechanic shop to find exact solution.

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