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2001 town car

When running with heat on the engine will surge,start humming and will stall.If Iput it in neutral and hit the gas it will stall.

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Check the fuel filter its under the passenger side of the car mounted to the frame, also check thermostat they love to go out on these cars. I dont know if this will fix your problem but its in the right area low cost fix's

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