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I have an 03 taurus that will not start when it is cold unless

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I have an 03 taurus that will not start when it is cold unless you depress the accelerator pedal half way when starting it. Starts fine when warm.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ironmike replied 1 year ago.
greetings,
please let me know how many miles, what engine(ohv or DOHC) and when was the last tune up done. If you have access to a scanner let me know. Let me know if you can check for trouble codes, if you have access to a scanner. A scanner with live data would be great to check things like the IAT,MAF sensors. The Intake air temp is part of the MAF sensor and if this sensor is contaminated it can cause this. Most parts stores sell a spray cleaner for MAF sensors, many times they can be cleaned.
lets start here
good luck

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