Question about 2001 Mercury Sable
On real cold days the car does not like to idle and keeps stalling. Have to use both feet to keep it running so, when I get to stop lights it doesn 't stall. Once the car is warmed up it runs good but, have to let it idle at least at good 20 to 25 minutes then car runs good. It stalls alot and have to keep starting it. My check engine light is on and sometimes it blinks so, have to shut car off and start it again. On warm days it runs good and no problem's.
Sounds like the idle control vale is sticking when it is cold. It is located on the throttlebody right at the air inlet
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
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Here are the more common cause of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle, it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and/or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving
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