2010 Ford Taurus w/190K miles stalling when idle. Told it...

Q: 2010 Ford Taurus w/190K miles stalling when idle. Told it needs new timing chain and cam phaser. Is this true?

asked by on October 17, 2017

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus and it has about 190K miles. My car suddenly stopped running a few weeks ago and the repair shop said it needed a new starter. I replaced the starter and now it runs, but it frequently stalls whenever I come to a stop. The strange part is that it runs fine on the freeway and it can reach 60-70mph easily, but I have only have problems during idling. I had another shop run some diagnostics and the check engine light is on.

Here is what their diagnostics said.

Technician believes timing chains are stretched/camshaft phaser bad. P0018 Cam position retarded P0302 Cylinder 2 misfire P0022 Cam crank correlation bank 2 P0012 Intake cam retarded P0016 Cam/crank correlation bank 1

The estimate the shop gave me was 10 hours of labor for $950 just to have the engine torn down to do further diagnostics.

I know something is wrong with the car, but I think I could get a better price for this.

What do you think I should about this? Do you think this diagnosis is ac

My car has 190 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The diagnosis seems to be what may be causing the many different codes since a timing chain and phasers can cause the stalling. The cost quotes is not out of line.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

While driving & without warning, my van will suddenly turn off.

Hi Karl. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is arguably one of the hardest items to diagnose, but is typically caused by an electrical short. In some cases, a loose wire to an ignition system component, such...

I want to know the location of the catalyst in the engine

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle has a catalytic converter located in the exhaust system. It is located near the rear end under the vehicle. It is a oval portion of the pipe between the engine and the...

Car idles rough, extremely weak and stalls when put into gear

Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by scanning the computer for codes. This will let me know if the computer is seeing any issues. If there are no codes then I take a...

Related articles

Top 10 PZEV Cars for Eco-Friendly Drivers
Teddy Leung / Shutterstock.com The whole idea of a PZEV (that is, a partial zero-emissions vehicle), seems paradoxical. You’d think it’d have to either be zero-emissions or not in the category at all. But as contradictory as...
The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Undercover Cop
If If you're an undercover cop, when you choose a used vehicle, your main purpose is to look like anything but a cop. That means, of course, that an unmarked Crown Victoria is probably not the wisest choice. We’ve...