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I have a 1998 ford explorer that idles ok but stalls when put in dive or reverse i have replaced the plugs and fuel filter and installed injector cleaner and dry gas no codes were found

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Could be the torque converter lockup switch. It can keep the torque converter locked into overdrive. You would need a scanner to retrieve the transmission codes.

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I had similar symptoms with my Ranger - turned out to be the oxygen sensor.

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tork converter is locking out see if you can unplug it as a quick fix it will be a round plug on the training should fix the problem but remember its only temporary as to you will lose overdrive and kill gas mileage by 5-6 miles a gallon but it wont damage anything

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Best do a fuel pressure test. Should have chg. fuel filter from the get go. The only other filter is on the end of the fuel pump in tank. Bad gas and dirty gas will plug up fuel filter, hense burn pump up.

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Have you changed the fuel pump yet?I had the same exact problem.I replaced my fuel pump with an AUTOZONE PIECE OF JUNK fuel pump.That pump lasted almost 2 days.The second day i had it the truck didnt want to start but it did and it ran like ****,and when i put it in gear it ran as long as I didnt touch that gas pedal.You could go get a fuel pressure test or just replace it,your call.You might want to check your filter too but im sure its the pump.Good luck

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change the idle air control solenoid

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For all those out there that have had problems with your Chevy Aveo Stalling, inconsistent idling, hard to start, or throttle problems, Hollywood Harv has the answer for you. Try a new Valve Idling Air Cont GM part number 93744675. You only need one and it has to be install by Chevrolet so they can place in the codes to make it work properly. Toss the old one away as most likely has so much carbon build up on the part that it stuck or struggling to function properly. It worked on mine after many different attempts at other stuff! This is a sure winner! Good luck and drive safe! Hollywood Harv

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I have a 1998 ford explorer It idles ok but stalls when you rev it up or put it in drive or reverse and try to go. I have replaced the fuel filter and plugs and installed injector cleaner and dry gas....


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