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My 91 ford probe keeps stalling while in park, drive and over drive but once it gets going it drives fine .Before this it would idle up and down in park.

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Probly hav a # of issues like a dirty throttle body-bad tps sensor-iac motor...get a scan at a parts place 1st and buy a haynes manual--remember tuneups are still done in the cyber age-plug wires/distcaps wear out

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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