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I have a 1989 ford Taurus wagon 3.8 engine that will cut off while running down the highway at 55mph. If you stop and wait about 30 minutes it will start and run for a short while and then cut off again. This has happened about 5 times coming home on a 40 trip.

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

The battery is fully charged and the head lights on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not myself but a mechanic has changed the distributor, intergrated control module, ignition control modular, and an idle air control valve

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago
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hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 1 year ago

did he check the fuel pressure??? the fuel pump locking up will cause this issue. when it cuts off is when the fuel pressure will have to be checked.

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