My daughter has a 1996 Taurus GL with automatic transmission. My wife drove it to work a couple of days ago, no problems. Then I tried to take the Taurus to town yesterday, and it kept dying every time I put it in gear?
The battery is brand new. It starts easily and idles smoothly (around 1000 rpm
But as soon as I put it in gear (reverse or drive), it dies.
It's slightly harder to start after that (like it's flooded a a bit), but always starts right back up and runs smoothly again until I put it in gear.
After several failed attempts, I finally got it in gear long enough to back it into it's parking space. The idle dropped when I put it in gear, but it recovered and drove fine till I parked it. But when I turned it off and tried again, it was right back to stalling when I put it in gear.
My daughter has had the Taurus a little over a year, and it has always started and run beautifully. We've never had any problems like this with it.
We've had temperatures in the upper 20's for a week or so, but it didn't have any problems till yesterday.
Any ideas of what might be causing the problem? I've worked on cars for years, but I don't even know where to start with this one.
My car was doing the exact same thing as yours.I changed the IAC
& problem is solved.