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1997 ford f-150 stalls if i sit or idle

If i sit at a light or a drive thru or just start my truck to warm it up it stalls how do i fix it?

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I had the same problem and asked a co-worker he recommended cleaning or replacing the IAC valve (idler air control valve), its on the top of the intake manifold (I have a 4.6l V8) Remove a couple of bolts and an electrical connector, and look @ it. It's probably very dirty, clean with contact cleaner along with the manifold and put it back together, note: will blow smoke until all the contact cleaner is gone. This did help a little, but the idle remained very low at times, so I just changed the part outright and all is fine, give the computer some time to get the new input info absorbed and adjust the idle accordingly.



    Hope it helps.

  • llevesque366 Apr 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. It starts right back up until the next time I stop

  • llevesque366 Apr 03, 2009

    when it stalls it starts right back up until I stop again

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Hello;
First we need to ascertain the problem. When the vehicle stalls, does it start up immediately? Does it blow smoke out the exhaust on restart? Before it stalls, does it chug and sputter or act like you turned the key off? ALso, which engine and transmission have yoou in this truck?
Thanks;
Rich
RPM Northwest

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