Why would vehicle suddenly start stumbling?

Monica Lightfoot

Asked by Feb 02, 2015 at 05:43 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just purchased has ran fine.
Idles high intermittently. All of a
sudden starting it was an issue.
Today I started it it revved up,
then dropped and stumbled

3 Answers


sounds like a vacuum leak, or air intake leak. great you tube vids on how to check for vacuum leaks. check em out.

Best Answer
James Ramond

check engine light should be on, for codes, idle control valve sluggish or failing, and clean throttle plates with gum-out

Monica Lightfoot

Got it! Thanks It was a vacuum line!

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