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My 1989 Town Car won't idle properly or stay running when you come to a stop. When you do take off after a stop the car it runs sluggishly.

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That could be a number of things
first i would try a complete tune up dist cap rotor button plugs and wires and a fuel filter and air filter
then if that didnt help i would change the fuel pressure regulator!!!!

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Had same problem on mine. Would bet it is the throttle position sensor. Located on top of throttle bodyMy 1989 Town Car won't idle properly or stay - moz-screenshot.jpg.
It is held in place by two screws and has a wire with quick disconnect attached. Cost less than $30.00. Install is less than 10 minutes.
Hope this helps.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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