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The only other thing I noticed, when it starts to stall, the RPM's drop very rapidly and when you press the accelerator to keep it going it sputters a bit first as if there's air or no gas going through right away.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
SOURCE: 1989 dodge Ramcharger stalls
I assume you have power brakes and I gather that it idles properly at times, but dies when the brakes are applied. This sound like a leaking power brake assist vacuum line or diaphram. You can verify this by locating the big vacuum hose connecting the intake manifold to the assist diaphram. This will be about an inch in diameter connected to the round item behind the brake master cylinder next to the firewall.
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009
the sensors are located behind the catlet converter they sometimes look like a spark pulg if you cant find it pick up a book at any autoparts store and that will tell you where it is and how to change it
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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