Question about 1989 Ford Festiva
So It runs and idles fine but it stalls to the point of dying when I push the gas, but is recovers immediately when gas pedal is released. I filled the tank and added engine treatment. no change. I just replaced the spark plugs and gaped them correctly. The problem happened suddenly. After a long trip the day before. Any Ideas?
OK ! Now that every body said what they had to say.. take the air inlet tube off the throttle body and clean the butterfly and every piece that your finger and a cloth with carb cleaner on it can reach , then start it back up and spray it in to the throttle to clean the inside
Posted on Jan 23, 2015
The two most likely causes are low fuel pressure because of a faulty fuel pump or filter, or a faulty throttle position sensor.
Is the check engine light on ?
Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: E85 fuel in a regular gas tank
Siphon out as much of the E85 as you can and fill the tank with good gasoline and drive it like you stole it for a while. You can't drain a tank without removing it and the fuel filter isn't going to catch anything in the E85. This is what I would do anyway.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
Often, on the Escorts of this vintage, rough idle can be due to a leak in the vacuum system. With the engine running, listen closely for any tell-tale hissing sounds coming from any of the vacuum hoses. Check that they are all securely in place and the end-clamps are all tight. Also check that the PCV valve and the hose connecting it to the manifold are securely in place. Another possibility is the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. If it is clogged or sticking, it can cause rough idle. Refer to a service manual to diagnose the IAC valve. Other things to check: make sure that the air intake is unobstructed and clean. You might consider cleaning the manifold and throttle body. Check the air filter and replace if necessary. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
What engine code is stored in the computer? You may have a bad TPS (throttle postioning sensor), or a bad O2 sensor. Auto Zone can retrieve the code for you, and tell you what sensor it is related to.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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