Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine hesitation and rubbing in 2005 Ford Taurus

asked by on

My uncle's 2005 Ford Taurus has a really hesitant engine and it has a weird rubbing where it bounces up and down and it hesitates a lot. What can I do?

A: First, you watch my video "how to fix ...

First, you watch my video "how to fix the car that idles poorly." You get some spray cleaner for cleaning the throttle and clean that up. It could be that.

If it's not that, find my video "how to find a vacuum leak with a cigar." You can easily have a vacuum leak somewhere and it often causes up and down. Try those two first. That often fixes the problem on that car.

If you need help with this, a technician from YourMechaninc can come to your home or office to inspect your engine's hesitation issue and determine what repair will be necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Two hoses that lead nowhere

I've spent many an hour scratching my head over just this kind of problem. One of the hazards of working on older cars is having hoses and fittings break off while you're trying to get to something else. I know...

Q: Car idles but will not drive (dies when revving engine)

Without additional details as to more specific symptoms, this may require further inspection and diagnosing. However, issues while revving may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor...

Q: Ac system

The low vacuum is an indication that there is a leak somewhere in the A/C system, gauges or vacuum pump. I suggest getting this looked at by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, who will be able to perform...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.