Car Information:
Ford Taurus
Year: 2002
Engine Size: 3.0L V6 Vulcan
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: Have had it in the shop twice with no results. Has 100k. intermittently runs rough so bad at low rpm when starting, backing up, or very infreguently at a light that I think it will stall all together, but never does. Once I’m at 10 miles mph & above runs great.

Answer:
If they didn’t use the updated green insulators the gaskets are leaking! If they reused the old black ones it wont provide enough clamping force on the new gaskets! I see this everyday. This was such a problem FORD had to come out with a new clamping kit that includes new washers, bolts and the new green grommets to secure enough pressure on the gaskets. What your describing is a vacuum leak common on this engine, the intake gaskets start falling apart and the engine has a unregulated vacuum leak. Let us know if you want us to check and verify your issue so we can give you an estimate.

Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
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