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Rough idle The car idled rough and stalled one day for no reason. I changed the plugs and wires and added some dry gas. The car still idles rough but doesn't stall now. What else should I check?

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You can check your idle air contol senser or you could have a bad fuel injector

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Common issue at the shop (i'm a ford technician), here is what I do to correct it.
Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls at stops and low erratic idle speed and rough idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve (IAC for short), they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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SOURCE: Car not idling adn stalling when it is cold

sounds like the idle control vale is sticking when it is cold. It is located on the throttlebody right at the air inlet

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there is a recall on 2000, 2001, 2002 model cougars for the fuel pump assembly. you might want to check on that.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

SOURCE: 1987 mercury topaz that has a rough idle and then

Three things come to mind.

First is it a rough idle at normal rpm level which could indicate the throttle body needs cleaning.

Second is you have a faulty Idle Air Control valve (IAC)'

Third is you have clogged or dripping injectors. Injectors should have a smooth cylindrical spray pattern.

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SOURCE: rough idle and stalls at stops runs fine over 1000

Check you mass air flow sensor. its connected just after your air filter box, when its idling, gently tap it wiht the handle of a screwdriver, if your idle changes or stalls, its most likely defective.

Do you notice it running ritch? black smoke or fuel smell when accelerating hard?

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It can be issue with IAC( idle air control valve) causing the problem.


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There are few help links with solutions to troubleshoot such idle issues.

I suggest you refer the link below and follow its troubleshooting details:------

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/12/ford-expedition-iac-valve-replacing.html

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