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My ford freestar keeps cutting off when starting.

Whenever I start my car, it makes a sqeeking noise. My belts are new, the pulley was replaced, I've had a full tune-up with plugs. Once I start the car, it keeps cutting off as I try to drive. It happened nine times yesterday afternoon, it also cut off while I was driving. It sounds like it's going to cough, it's like it's trying to idol. I had an oil change, catalytic converter, flex pipe and other things replaced. I don't understand, I have 90,000 miles on it, great body, should I just junk it????

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It sounds like what mine does. After it dries out it will run again. Idols at over 2000 in nuetral, when nuetral idol goes back to normal everything should work again.Pretty sure its in the PCM. There is a safety bulletin out on it, not a recall. I blow heat on mine for a couple of days and it will do fine for a while. Did it today and hasn't rained for more than a week?

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Focus flex pipe repair

Advance auto and auto zone sell just the flex pipe. You will need to have someone cut the old one out and weld the new one in. costs about $20 for part vs $300 for pipew/catalitic converter attached.

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check to see if its getting fuel ok.. shoot a little starting fluid in the air cleaner and see if it will start .. if so its not getting enough fuel its either the pump or the filter puggin off. thanks Jerry

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put the ignition lights on and open the bonnet on the right hand side there is a silver casing put ur ear to it if there is not any noise coming from it then the engine is not getting any fuel u need to have it checked for a electrical current this is a main fault on the galaxy and ford should be able to fix it for you.

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