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Taurus DOHC 24 valve engine: My 2000 Taurus(DOHC) 24 valve

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My 2000 Taurus(DOHC) 24 valve starts (very rare) rough like several plugs misfiring than it gets OK.What may be causing this problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.
Sorry nobody has replied to your question. I would like to help if you still need it.I just need to know if this problem happens after the vehicle sits for several hours or over night?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
After sitting an hour so.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.
Your fuel pump may be the problem. There is a check valve in the pump assembly that keeps the fuel in the system to the engine. Try this after the vehicle sits for a couple hours.Cycle the key on and then off 3 times and then try starting the vehicle. If it starts right up, replace the fuel pump assembly to repair the problem.

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