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I just bought a 2001 explorer sport 2dr, 131,000km and all of a sudden when i was slowing down at a light, it got alittle jerky, then stalled out completly. Also i have only driven about 50km and i've gone through 1/4 tank of gas?? This was bought right from a dealer!! Oh most important: WHEN IN PARK IDLEIN, WHEN I REV IT, IT WONT GO PAST 3000RPM BEFORE IT SURGES BETWEEN 2800 - 3000RPMS. Could there be water in gas tank or a wet distributor from the dealer washing the engine down??

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I dont know why it stalled out but i do know if in park or neutural it has a limitor on it that will not let the rpms go to high and it feels like its missing but this is normal to keep the engine from reaving to high.

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