2000 ford tauras..when started car revs very high for a min then drops down and spits ans sputters then shuts off only happens when in park car drives fine once in gear..check engin light is on..running lean code what could cause this..

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Asked by Nov 26, 2012 at 09:40 AM about the 2000 Ford Taurus SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Post the code your getting and we can help further.

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Code is p0171

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And p0174 bank 1and2 lean

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ah the infamous P0171 and P0174. You have a vacuum leak. Common area on the taurus is the hoses from the upper intake to the vacuum tree. Start the car, open the hood, and start moving the hoses around near the brake booster and any hose that connects to the upper intake, also the PCV hose. When you hear a hiss, this is the hose that is cracked. Sometime a small plastic elbow will rot and crack as well. Ask me how I know.

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