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Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-09-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Essenar
Is your gas mileage bad? When I had a bad MAF, I...

Is your gas mileage bad? When I had a bad MAF, I got like 12-16 mpg and noticed my car wasn't getting the mileage it used to. With a bad IACV, my MPG was still not that bad, it was just the lunging...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-09-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,498
Posted By Essenar
This thread should be linked in some sticky about...

This thread should be linked in some sticky about following peoples' advice.

The things I replaced and money I spent because of the intermittent symptoms:
$160 on the starter
$20 on battery...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Essenar
How are your brakes? When you brake does it feel...

How are your brakes? When you brake does it feel like you have to put your weight on the pedal to get it to stop? Do you hear a vacuum noise under the steering wheel when you're driving? If so, it's...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,443
Posted By Essenar
This is most definitely your IACV. My car...

This is most definitely your IACV.

My car was doing the EXACT same thing. Rough 2-1 shift that lunges the car forward. Doesn't do it in neutral and here's why: Your computer controls your IACV...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,498
Posted By Essenar
But why would a bad battery prevent the car from...

But why would a bad battery prevent the car from starting from a jump? My friend has an Optima yellow top and his car was running and idling. It didn't even click or anything with jumpers connected. ...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,498
Posted By Essenar
^That's what I'm thinking at this point. My...

^That's what I'm thinking at this point. My friend tried to jump me, no go. I played with the cables for a few seconds after 20 minutes of trying to jump and it fired up QUICK. Zero problems.
...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   08-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,498
Posted By Essenar
Intermittent starting issue, probably entire starting system

So I have a 3.0 Duratec OHV in my SE. I had an issue with my starter, swapped it out. Then I still had an issue so I called a mechanic. That ended up being a bad idea. I paid $80 for him to tighten...
Forum: Introduction Forum   08-07-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Essenar
I'm new here and I think this is pointless

I'm new here, I drive a 2003 Ford Taurus SE. I needed a car, it fit the budget and now it's ruining my life. I will be here until I figure out what's wrong with this car enough to get it running so I...
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