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Starts but stalls unless you step on the gas halfways it will run. what would cause that?

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Check for vacuum leak....

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A dirty throttle body or your throttle body is internally malfunctioning..

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IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR

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My 2005 Ford Focus won't stay running unless my foot is on the gas. It starts just fine & the check engine light is NOT on. What could be causing this?


It is likely that the engine management system has lost its base line calibration. If the battery is weak and during the crank to start the voltage dipped low enough the Engine Control Module lost its calibration. If the pedal is depressed during the crank the TPS (Throttle position sensor) will lose the idle position for the throttle. The hunting and surging and resultant stalling is the ECM seeking out the limits and re-establishing the throttle idle plate location.

If battery is OK than running the car allowing the calibration of the vehicle to reestablish itself will correct the problem. My experience is that this happens if the gas pedal is depressed during crank with a very very low battery voltage. Always the best way is to not touch the pedal during any cranking starting procedure. Or after a battery replacement.

To accelerate the calibration process attempt to run the car ingear tring not to allow the car to stall. After afew munites the car will have reestablished its normal running calibration and you will be allset.

Nov 28, 2015 | 2005 Ford Focus

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88 f150 351w forever to start and when it does it runs real rough until I hold gas down for a minute then idle rough but will start right back up unless it sits awhile doesnt want to start back up


There are several possibilities for this problem. A "cold start" sequence is suppose to activate based on water temperature and the signal from the water temperature sensor. This makes the fuel rich and adjusts timing to make the engine run better when cold. It works like a choke only it is electronic.

There may be 2 sensors with one making the dash gauges work and the other doing the engine controls. If not 2, then 1 sensor would do the whole job.

Another possibility is an air leak in the fuel system which makes the system bleed dry overnight. It is far less common on gas engines but happens a lot on diesels.

Some earlier Ford engines from 1984 to I don't know when they stopped on trucks, would use a step-up solenoid on the accelerator bracket that worked off water temperature. Sometimes a bad water thermostat would make the temperature controls malfunction the other way (High idle, clicking, low idle) that would stall and engine as the temperature vary.

Feb 27, 2015 | 1988 Ford F 150

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Van starts right up then stalls, unless gas is applied


I'M GUESSING THAT THIS IS THE SAME TRUCK I JUST ANSWERED UNLESS GAS IS APPLIED DO YOU MEAN YOUR STEPPING ON THE GAS AND THE TRUCK WILL KEEP RUNNING THEN YOU TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF AND THE TRUCK DIES TILL YOU START IT AGAIN AND IT RUNS TILL YOU AGAIN TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS OR ARE YOU POURING GAS INTO THE THROTTLE BODY TO KEEP IT RUNNING OR IS THE BATTERY DEAD EACH TIME YOU GET IT TO RUN THEN IT STALLS AND YOU HAVE TO JUMP START THE TRUCK WITH THE BATTERY CHARGER EACH TIME YOU TRY? PLEASE CALM DOWN AND BE AS SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN SO I MAY HELP YOU FIND WHATS WRONG I'M NOT STANDING NEXT TO YOU TO SEE IT FOR MYSELF YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHICH CONDITION WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE STEPHEN

Feb 16, 2015 | 2002 Toyota Sienna

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Starts fine then stalls after a couple seconds.


its could be the fuel pump, if its going bad then it could be causing stall and a gas hose could be bad to and is only allowing a little gas to motor causing it to stall also

Aug 11, 2012 | 1998 Subaru Legacy

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My 1996 Chevy Camaro was running fine, up until last night. About halfway through my normal commute (70 miles), the gauges started bouncing all around and then the car stalled while driving. Pulling...


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If your car stalled while you were driving it, look for an obvious reason first. Check to make sure you have fuel in the tank (if your gas gauge is working). Do not sit there and crank the car over, trying to get it to start, as you will quickly wear down the battery if it's not already bad.
Check the probable causes for this kind of problems:-
Ignition
The ignition system is composed of: ignition switch, neutral safety switch, security bypass, plugs, wires (if applicable) and a coil, or in the case of coil-over systems, many coils. The ignition is also tied into the computer. The crank and cam sensors tell the engine where top dead center is. Though these sensors do not usually cause a no start, if they break, the computer will go into "limp home mode," which allows you to get the car to a service station. The car will run badly, and may stall out on you. If the plug wires, plugs or coils are bad and are causing the engine to misfire, the engine will run rough. This may also cause the car to stall when driving. Generally, it will start back up, but it may be difficult to keep the car running.
Fuel
The fuel system is composed of a fuel pump, fuel filters, and fuel injectors or a carburetor. Some cars have a throttle body---this looks similar to a carburetor and has only one or two fuel injectors in the middle of it. The injectors feed all of the cylinders. In a multi-port system, each cylinder has its own injector. Should the fuel pump go bad, the car will stall while you are driving, as no fuel is getting pumped up to the engine. Bad injectors in a multi-port system will make the car run rough, which can cause a stalling situation, but generally, the car will restart.
Other Problems
There are other problems that can make a car stall---in the ignition system, the fuel system or in the drivetrain. If the timing belt breaks, the car will stall. If the computer itself stops working, the car will stall. Neither item will allow a car to start back up until it is repaired.All vehicles have an idle air motor or valve. The idle air is governed by the computer and changes the idle. When you turn on the air compressor, you use some engine resources. This makes the idle speed on the engine drop. The computer senses this drop and sends information to the idle air to turn up the idle so the car does not stall. If this part breaks, when you slow down to a stop or to turn a corner, the car may stall.
Because the running of a vehicle is complicated, there are many more things that can cause a vehicle to stall. These are the most common things that can cause a car to stall. Other things include wiring, fuses, relays, other sensors not working properly or at all, a bad alternator or a bad battery, or an overheating problem, just to name a few.

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Sep 12, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Camaro

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Would not run unless gas pedal to floor and would only go 15 mph max, stalled, now won't start


that sounds like either a fuel pump or possibly a severely blocked fuel filter. If your gas tank empty?

Dec 28, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Stall upon running out of gas but won't start up again with gas


Remove the air cleaner and pour about a quarter cup of gasoline into the carburetor or throttle body. Do not stand near the engine when cranking it -- fire/small explosion hazard.

Apr 21, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

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ENGINE STALLS WHEN I STEP ON GAS PEDAL


Sounds like your fuel pump is going bad! The more you press on the pedal the more demand is on the pump and it cant keep up cuz its junk. Try to limp it to a shop to replace it, unless u wanna do that yourself.....

Jan 19, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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