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Engine stall when put in gear

89 ford pickup runs good in park or neutral runs awful in gear wants to stall no power

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  • texasgirl63 May 22, 2009

    I have replaced the fuel filter, cap & rotor, wires, plugs, pcv valve, egr valve, throttle position sensor,and cleaned the idle air control still no luck.

  • texasgirl63 May 23, 2009

    If the timing chain has jumped will the engine still run well while in park or neutral at both high and low rpm ?

  • texasgirl63 Jul 02, 2009

    I have replaced the timing chain. tThe old one was very loose. the engine runs much smoother and idles well but still lacks power . Any suggestions ?

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Try changing the fuel filter, and if that doesn't help, get back to me.

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Dar
    Dar May 22, 2009

    Better check the timing then. Timing chain may have jumped.

  • Dar
    Dar May 25, 2009

    Yes it can. Only way to check is with a timing light. If, when you point the light at the timing mark, the mark is jumping around, you have a problem. The mark should stay pretty much in one position.

    You might want to check closely for vacuum leaks, too. Especially the intake. Dump some hot soapy water along your intake gaskets when it's running. If it bubbles, you have a leak. Check all the hoses with the engine running. They may be cracked or loose too.

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