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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 03, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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What are some of the things that could cause an engine to "skip" when Idle. This only occurs when the car is in "drive" with my foot on the brake. Engine sounds like one of the pistons are not firing, and is starting to make this "hissing" sound. I just changed out all the plugs ane wires, and the fluids are all at their normal levels. Would the PCV valve be a culprit in this? (By the way, this is not for my Camaro, this is for my 96 Ford Taurus) [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 03, 02:50 AM
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The "hissing" sounds like a vacuum leak. The fact that the problem occurs when you have your foot on the brake is another clue, the power brakes work with vacuum. I would do some investigating in that area. Could even be a bad booster.
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Gar,
The "hissing" sounds like a vacuum leak. The fact that the problem occurs when you have your foot on the brake is another clue, the power brakes work with vacuum. I would do some investigating in that area. Could even be a bad booster.
Hope this helps,
I looked over the entire vacuum system and the problem was right where you said it was. I found a hose with a huge chuck of rubber torn out of it . How this happened I don't know, but it wasn't anythng a piece of duct tape couldn't fix. (That was to temporarily hold it till I got to the parts store).. Thanks!!!! [img]graemlins/hurray.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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