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I have a 93 ford probe se the fuel cutoff light is on

Once the car warms up it wont idle by itself, other thatn that it runs fine if i let off the gas it dies and the check engine and fuelcutoff light comes on?

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  • ctavares Jan 06, 2009

    I had the exact same problem with my 93 Probe in 2001.

    It turned out to be a faulty O2 sensor that the dealership replaced and it solved the problem.

    But I am currently having the same issue which includes a shuddering sound everytime I come to a stop. The engine seems to be idling low and it cuts out with the `check engine' and `fuel cut off' lights coming on.

    Anyone have any ideas on what is the cause of this shuddering?

    I'm tempted to thing it's the brakes since it only occurs as I'm coming to a stop but it doesn't explain why the engine is idling lower. Once the shuddering stops, the engine idle goes back to normal.

    Possible issues with automatic transmission?

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    i have the same problem, i took it in to have it look at and it turned out to be my mass air flow senor, it does it when it is cold out, but when its warm it runs fine, i was told to clean the senor and see if it worked

  • ricco_h Apr 01, 2009

    As I'm driving (it can be at any speed), my tack goes from say 2 or 3 thousand RPMS and just drops straight to 0 (as if my car stalls out). Everything electrical stays on, but it just drops and I can't give it gas or anything. At that point in time the fuel cutoff light and check engine light come on. The first time it happened, I was able to let me car sit for about 5-10 minutes and then it started up again ok. I drove it for a bit and it seemed ok. The second time it happened, the exact same thing happened as the first time, but after letting it sit, I couldn't get it started again. Now it seems as if my car will try to start but it won't . . . fire up? Anyone know what might be (or is) wrong with my car?

  • twosunzeris May 06, 2009

    1994 probe GT original owner, well cared for. check engine light comes on, engine bucks at low speeds then dies at a stop. Starts right up and drives like a champ, especially runs great at high speed with lots of power. Biggest problem is that is doesn't do it every time so when I take it to our mechanic naturally it doesn't do it. any ideas?

  • dan May 11, 2010

    whens the last time you had your fuel filter chaged?



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When you are traveling about 35 or 40 mph press the brake just hard enough to make shudder let off do it again let and off. if you can control the shudder that way then its the brake if does not do it til you slow to a certian speed then the problem may be engine related. As far as the low idle there is an idle stabilizer which can definitely cause that problem. Or in some case an aged timing belt can cause similar issuses

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