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2002 Ford Taurus LX Standard 4dr Sedan

2002 Ford Taurus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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February 25, 2013, 5:05 pm

Bryan D
 

Question: oil light flashes when heat is on and car is idling

with heat on car oil light flashes and act like it wants to die


March 4, 2013, 11:22 am

Elizabeth K
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Did you check the oil level? Is the oil level on at any other time? It's normal for it to flicker when the engine is about to stall. If the only time you have problem is when the car is idling, clean the IAC (idle air control) valve and the throttle body. Those are routine maintenance that can help low idle issues.


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