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Stop at a lite. ford taurus '98 wagon. will idle at 900rpm

Customer Question

stop at a lite. ford taurus '98 wagon. will idle at 900rpm for 8-10seconds then rpm drop way down, sometimes staling. have replaced all new vacume hoses. problem still happens. what next ??
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: trafic lite
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: vacume hoses
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 6 months ago.

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That could be an idle air control problem or just dirt in the air passages in the throttle body.

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You will want to do a throttle body cleaning on it to make sure that all of the idle air passages are clear of any carbon build up.

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You can pick up a can of “throttle body cleaner” just about anywhere auto parts are sold.

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You can normally follow the directions on the can but I always spray some in the intake while the throttle plate is closed to be sure that it gets into all of the passages. You don’t want to use carb cleaner though, as it’s not safe for the 02 sensors.

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Also, you want to be sure that there are no vacuum leaks and that the intake air hose is on good and free of any cracks.

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