My taurus stranded me 5 times today in horrific heat. I have NEVER had the car do anything like it did today. Before my car would very rarely miss and die at idle but today it died under hard acceleration and took a minute to start back up. I then took it on an 1/8th mile drive to see if the problem seemed gone and it was ok (i wasn't hard on it after that) so i managed to go probably 5 miles and then it started to lose power, then stall.
Got it to start back up and it went another 5 miles or so and it died again, started up after a few minutes and got another 3 miles and same thing. Then drove to a gas station to give the car a little break before trying to hit the highway again but it started missing hard. I managed to backup a very short distance and it died. Then it wouldn't start enough to stay running, it would miss hard and die. I managed to limp it over to a fence (felt like running on only a couple cylinders where it died as soon as i stopped) I had to pump the throttle to limp it over. After that i kept trying to start it for about an hour and couldn't get it to idle for more than 2 seconds.
So i got a tow truck to show up after exhausting all of my options and it started up in two tries (was like a 4 hour wait) and it made it all the way back home. (10 miles or so). but at a light i was a little harder on the throttle and it didnt have enough power so i let off to make sure i wouldnt kill it. It threw a code but i dont have the reader with me to check it. It didnt throw a code until the final ride home.
I know without me really testing much yet I can't be of much help, but does anyone have any thoughts on this with a SHO
? I don't suspect i could have enough ****ty coils to cause it to die and it doesn't really make sense during driving.
I'm going to get some starting fluid so i can try to see if its fuel delivery problem, but now with this being my only car, i cant even trust it to get me anywhere. I'm pretty scared to drive it and get stranded. I was offered $350 for it but I obviously don't want to toss it yet when it may be pointed out by the code.
Also, this problem is not from the fuel level. I literally filled that thing up the day before.
So please shoot me some ideas or things i can try. I am so worried about this car that I cant even drive to my aunts funeral.
Also if anyone is interested in buying a welded 96 sho
, i'm not against trying to just get out from under this thing.