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I recently (3-7-04) purchased a 1993 Sable 3.8 V6. The car was perfect so I thought. Over the last weekend(friday) as I was patrolling the 'hood, my car shuddered than stopped. I tried to restart it but nothing. After about 20-30 min the car started and made it back home. Saturday after about 45 min of driving it did the same thing. The car doesn't overheat, all fluids are to proper levels. Some passerby suggested it might be the fuel pump. Somebody help.



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My car stalled one day as I was stopping at an intersection. I couldn't get it restarted so I had it towed to my friend's house down the road. I ended up not messing with it for a couple days and came back and it fired right up. We ended up replacing the fuel filter to start with. After putting a new one on, I've never had a problem since. Fuel filters are cheap and easy to replace and often overlooked when it comes to basic maintenance. I'd try that first and go from there. Good luck
 

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I agree, change the fuel filter something might be bobbing around there somewhere...then VAVOOM, STUCK....ack barf gag. Your fuel pump would usually give you a warning sign I would think....
 
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i'm agreeing with the fuel pump theory...or egr valve, those are what went when that happened to my gen3. Good Luck!!!
 

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Thanks I'll go to murray's today to try that out. The worst part about it is that i get no other symtoms.
 

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I got a letter from a class action lawyer on my 94 concerning a coil that would over heat and cause the car to die fro no apparent reaason and then be fine.
the letter stated that ford knew this was a problem and wouldn't do anything about it. I never had the problem and I can't remember what years it covered.

Hope I've planted doubt in your mind

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Someone has to know....Do Gen III have 2 fuel filters. I have a 97GL, and it looks like I have two. Someone said that the one farthest in the front is a PS filter. I doubt it. So prove me wrong


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Courtesy Fomoco (for Gen 3):

Fuel is filtered at three locations:
-in-line
-in-tank
-fuel injector inlet

The in-line fuel filter:
-provides filtration to protect the small metering orifices of the fuel injectors.
-is located downstream of the fuel pump (FP) module and is mounted on the underbody.
-is a one-piece construction which cannot be cleaned. If it becomes clogged, it must be replaced.

In-Tank
A nylon filter element is mounted on the fuel pump module inside the fuel tank (9002) and is used to protect the fuel pump module from fuel tank contaminants.

Fuel Injector Screen
A filter screen is located at the top of each injector and is not serviceable. If the injector screen becomes clogged, the complete injector assembly must be replaced.

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So according to the great blue one, there is only one accessible filter, under the car. Which I'd believe, since i just took mine in to the stealership for 100k service, and had them replace the fuel filter ... they only charged me for one, and i'm sure if there were more, they would have tried to talk me into replacing it. I'm not really sure what other filter you're talking about. Got a picture?
 

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How does the fuel filter get affected when the car warms up?
 

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MY CAR HASN'T STALLED SINCE MY ORIGINAL POST. I HAVE DRIVEN OVER AN HOUR ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO MAKE SURE IT WAS WARMED UP AND IT DOESN'T STALL.


I THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN A FLUKE <_<
 

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My first taurus (1990) had that problem----for 3 summers----eventually found the cause was the distributor to coil ignition wire---often the first wire to deteriorate due to heat----fine when cold :( :(
 
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