car starts but sputters and dies.. what could be wrong?

Asked by Nov 05, 2012 at 08:22 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

405

I don't know if you have the same problem as I did but mine was the PCV valve elbow where deterioration took over the rubber and made a BIG vacuum leak that made my car not really sputter but it wanted to stall out sitting still.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,070
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,000
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
579 Great Deals out of 34,598 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Explorer
802 Great Deals out of 62,689 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
2,177 Great Deals out of 181,264 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
759 Great Deals out of 41,959 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,229 Great Deals out of 76,794 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,082 Great Deals out of 61,710 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
748 Great Deals out of 53,693 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Camry
1,099 Great Deals out of 70,456 listings starting at $750
Used Nissan Maxima
348 Great Deals out of 23,508 listings starting at $1,550
Used Ford Escape
1,132 Great Deals out of 84,633 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
911 listings starting at $15,990
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
155 listings starting at $11,995
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
99 listings starting at $9,999
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 147 listings starting at $8,000
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $7,195

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.