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My 1997 ford expedition wont start. It was working perfectly and when I went to start it it powered off. It will stay on if I have my foot on the accelerator but as soon as I try to let go it powers off. The fuel pump was replaced like 5 years ago and it has a full tank of gas. I tried adding a gas cleaner and the tank was already full when I did.Any suggestions?

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You might try a part called a TPS, Throttle Position Sensor. Since you did not have a "check engine" light it has not locked in a trouble code.
This part is behind the air filter ductwork where the plastic attaches to the metal airhorn. It is about the size of a cigarette lighter and is usually on the drivers side of the airhorn. There are 2 screws and 1 connector on this part. The butterfly flap has a shaft that this part slips over. Just line up the slots, and reassemble.
Disconnect the NEG battery cable for 10 minutes to clear the computer and then try to start the car and see if it helped. If it runs, drive it and if the "check engine" light comes on go to Autozone or similar and ask them to scan your vehicle.

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Sounds like tou have a bad IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE. It is located on throttle body. Tis should fix your problem.

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