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Have 95 E150 econoline van,108,000 miles.van stalls when shifted to reverse,if i wait for idle to rev up sometimes works.Now vans stalling at red lights,after 2 hrs. driving.Had throddle position sensor put in,mechanic said would fix stalling in drive,didn't.Still stalls.Couldn't fix issue in reverse.Any ideas?

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  • debbie Dec 12, 2012

    Thanks to all of you for your helpful insight..Drove van yesterday,died in drive again.Started engine,waited 5 minutes,put in reverse van died in reverse.Called aatco,same shop rebuilt dads transmission.After i told him all my vans symptoms he told me he would do a complete transmission check on diagnostic computor free.He did say from what i described it sounds like the torque converot.Am printing all possible solutions given to me on FixYa,can have more to work with if its not the torque convertor.Thank So Much! Deb

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    boman11 Apr 16, 2014

    the torque convertor has lock-up and should not be locking up in reverse. The transmission is very oil-hungry during a reverse shift so the pressure is jacked up I would start first by checking the trans fluid and make sure the filter screen is not pluged



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Usually the problem is due to a dirty throttle body or a faulty idle air control valve. Stalling in reverse and not in drive is unusual.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

  • debbie Dec 09, 2012

    Am told my van does not have throddle body or idle control sensor,equipped with electronic fuel injection.

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    Stephen Dec 09, 2012

    All injected engine have a throttle body, it takes the place of the carb. And it has an idle air control valve which controls idle speed by regulating how much air enters the intake. Ford calls it an idle air bypass valve.



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Try changing the throttle body position sensor, or the ideling screw. , Service the fuel injection system (injectors and filter) have the gas tank washed as there could be rust paricles in it. and if that fails you will need to have an engine job done. Chances are the pistons are worn out or the rings are bad.

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Inspect Carburetor Dirty and Improperly Functioning Carburetor. Inspect Carburetor Incorrect Carburetor Adjustment. Inspect Carburetor Worn, Faulty or Damaged Carburetor. Inspect EGR Valve EGR Valve Sticking Open/Leaking. Inspect Idle Air Control Valve IAC Valve Sticking or Faulty. Inspect Mass Air Flow Sensor Damaged, Loose, or Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor or Circuit Inspect FreshAir Intake Hose Clogged or Damaged FreshAir Intake Hose. Inspect Throttle Position Sensor Faulty or Incorrectly Connected Throttle Position Sensor. Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter. Inspect Fuel Injector Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors.

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On thing to check is the air duct hose that connects from the throttle body to the air cleaner housing. If it gets cracked it will cause stalling problems and very rough idle.

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