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Old 03-24-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
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It'* a 96 GL with the 3.0 V6

Last night the car started running VERY poorly, And today it died a few times and now it won't start. It'* also emitting funny smells from the tailpipe and making "puttering" noise.

The only thing I could think of is bad gas when we filled it up last night. We had 3 inches of snow 2 days ago and most of it melted yesterday and today......

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rotten egg smell? could be bad cat
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found yer prollum:
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1 word, 4 letters, one syllable. FORD. Found yer problem.
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I knew that already
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Figures, We get it started and it dies halfway home and she had to get a tow truck. She said. "The moment I get my income tax and the $200 a friend owes me I'm getting a new car"

I smell a Bonneville! (hopefully)
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How long has it been since the spark plugs were changed? Do you have to take off the upper intake manifold, as I do on my mom'* Sable, to change the rear plugs and the overall ignition coils? Do you have an IMRC - Intake Manifold Runner Control? There'* usually a small box on the front valve cover with a couple of cables sticking out towards the driver'* side.
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FORD spelled backwards: Driver Returns On Foot

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what? when did you move to FL?
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Bad (ok maybe good) news. the Taurus is DEAD! Problem was. BAD oil leak the night it started making funny noises. There was a BAD knock and the engine made a bang noise and everything went dead.

She lasted 14000 miles. RIP at 162118 miles.

Today mother got a wine colored 97 Intrepid. We used to have a 93 but my oldest wrecked it while she was learning to drive.
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