Hello, I have a 2001 Ford Taurus Wagon and it is having some issues. It starts, however, the idle is jumpy and thr RPM's surge and it sputters and stumbles and back fires at times while driving, and sometimes the gas peddle jumps under my foot. The engine light is flashing and I smell gas when I get out of the vehicle.I have to make the repairs myself and do not have a lot of funds to toss around in the process. Thank you for your help!!

Asked by Nov 08, 2014 at 03:02 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello, I have a 2001 Ford Taurus Wagon with 177,000 miles on it, and it is having some
issues. It starts, however, the idle is jumpy and thr RPM's surge and it sputters and
stumbles and back fires at times while driving, and sometimes the gas peddle jumps
under my foot. The engine light is flashing and I smell gas when I get out of the vehicle.I
have to make the repairs myself and do not have a lot of funds to toss around in the
process. Thank you for your help!!

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104,265

Flashing check engine light do not drive. Major damage may occur. Have codes read and post code numbers back on here and we can help you better.

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104,265

If in USA most auto zones will read the codes for free

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