Question about 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX
It will start right up with foot on gas but won't keep RPMs enough to idle and keep engine on and will stall out in all gears. cannot even drive while keeping the foot on the gas.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Wow!!! Now that's a headfull of problems....
This could be a great many things...
Check these before you sell. I have a '93 Aerostar and can't live without it.
1. Check idle speed
2. Fuel filter may be clogged or water in the fuel system.
3. Choke improperly adjusted or sticking.
4. Distributor components damp or damaged.
5. Faulty emissions components.
6. Faulty or incorrectly gapped spark plugs/ Also check wires.
7. Vacuum leak at the carburetor/fuel injection unit or vacuum hoses.
8. On 1986 models, stalling during idle or deceleration may be caused by sludge in the throttlebody. (2.3 litre engine)
9. On 1986 & 1987 models with a 2.3 litre engine,hesitation or stalling during acceleration may be caused by carbon build-up on the intake valves.....I hope this helps!! Adios
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
Try looking at the idle/air control valve - Look around where the gas cables attach to the engine. remove the wires and then unbolt the unit from the engine. The control valve has a spring valve that you can clean with intake cleaner. re-install the valve and drive to warm up the vehicle. After 20 minutes the vehicle should Idle. If not clear all codes and relist them here - hope tthis helps
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
that has nothing to do with that,make sure all is connected like the mass air flow sensor and sensor on the intake tube it under it hard to see. and also if battery was unhooked then may need to reset idle, just keep foot on gas for a few minutes if that still does not help then replace the idle air controlm valve, hope this helps.heres a diagram to help locate parts.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you so much, it was the air mass flow sensor!! You're awesome!!!"
Sounds like a bad IAC (idle air control valve/sensor) that controls your idle when going from throttle to idle. If bad your idle will act crazy and can cause stalls easily. Pretty sure that's it.
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
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