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Ford Taurus Starts And Dies

Q. We have a 1995 Ford Taurus SW 3.0 V-6, automatic transmission. Last weekend we started to have a problem with It starting It would turn over and sound like It started but when the key Is released the engine would die at once. I had been suggested that It was the neutral safety switch so after moving the shifter from park to neutral and back to park the car started and ran but still dies within 30 to 45 seconds.

Ford Taurus Starts And Dies

It will restart but dies again. Do you think It could still be the safety switch? Or should I be looking else where. I have thought of just replacing the switch and see but I don't like replacing parts hit and miss. I would appreciate any help suggestions or insight you could give me.

Thank you,
Scott

A. If it starts and dies immediately when you release the ignition key, then it's a very good chance you have a bad ignition switch. A Neutral Safety Switch (NSS) will not stall an engine, it will only keep it from starting. One it's started, the NSS is out of the picture.

If it starts, runs for a little bit then dies, you have to look at the Coolant Temperature Sensor (CTS) or Idle Air Control Valve (IACV).

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