lovely another problem!

395

Asked by Jan 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Went to the store today and tried to start my car..., it turned over as usual but didn't start the first time so I tried it a
second time and still didn't start but third times the charm.., well it was shaking badly in reverse and then even
worse in drive.  As soon as I got out on the road and above 20 the check engine light began blinking. Now my car
sounds bad when it is running idle and even worse when driving.

13 Answers

96,205

Get it to a shop for repair. A blinking check engine light is serious and could damage your engine. Probably best to have it towed - you shouldn't drive it.

25

a flashing check engine light indicates a misfire. start with plugs and wires and see if it gets better

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
395

What about a coil pack.., I just had the wires and plugs replaced. they are in the right order.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
645

Coil pack. Buy the FORD PART. I replaced mine with an auto zone one and it failed twice! The Ford part is not much mire expensive.

395

The Ford part is Motorcraft right? And if they don't have it then would BWD work?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
645

Yes, Motorcraft. Just run by your local Ford dealer's parts counter.

395

replaced the Coil pack with motorcraft.., problem still presided.., then I showed my bf and this was at night and he saw a spark in the back of the motor near the center..., spark plug wire was rubbing up against something and it was open so no spark was getting to the plug.., just found my problem.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
395

Got spark plug wires and put them on..., still running the same but no check engine light is on??? What else could it be??

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
645

It's a long shot, but it can't hurt to disconnect the battery for an hour then reconnect it and force the engine computer to reset itself.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
395

My bf and I checked the Oil and it was a little of a yellowish tint at first and then when he wiped it off and I took it back out it looked regular but the first time when he still had it on his fingers it smelled like it gas or it smelled burnt to me.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
395

Had this theory..., the number three on the coil pack wasn't firing along with number two spark plug wire with a split in it..., if there happen to be gas jamming up against the two spark plugs could that also be something to change and see if it makes any difference?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
395

Number two cylinder spark plug wasn't firing. It's fixed.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

what is the solution for engine light blinking ?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 20,437 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,800
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,910
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
545 Great Deals out of 29,827 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
833 Great Deals out of 75,017 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-150
2,258 Great Deals out of 209,448 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
789 Great Deals out of 88,192 listings starting at $1,150
Used Chevrolet Malibu
876 Great Deals out of 81,397 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 57,042 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
854 Great Deals out of 90,973 listings starting at $249
Used Nissan Maxima
290 Great Deals out of 26,473 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
4,398 listings starting at $21,000
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 5,615 listings starting at $15,995
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,479 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,459 listings starting at $6,900
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,467 listings starting at $7,900