Why Does My Ford Taurus Idle Rough?

Answer Rough idling can be caused by a number of things. If the engine's self-diagnostic system isn't of any help, then diagnosing the problem is a process of elimination. An engine requires three things... Read More »

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My 1999 Ford Taurus Rough Idle, Stalls and the Check Engine Light Is On?

Say what you will about its styling, but Ford's ultimate bubble-car approach to aesthetics didn't keep the Taurus -- and its Mercury Sable stablemate -- from claiming the title of best-selling car ... Read More »

How to Change the Idle Air Control on a 2003 Ford Taurus?

The idle air control, or IAC, is an electric valve which regulates the flow of air into the Ford Taurus' engine during idle. The amount of air the engine needs changes as speeds increase, so the IA... Read More »

Why Does My Exhaust Smell Like Gas & My Car Have a Rough Idle?

The internal combustion engine requires a precise mixture of fuel and air to run correctly. Too much of either can result in severe running issues. When your engine idles rough and the exhaust has ... Read More »

How to Fix a Rough Idle?

Engine rough idle can be caused by a series of problems, or just one faulty component or adjustment. Finding the problem can be daunting, especially with so many sensors and switching valves involv... Read More »