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To crank the car i have to press the gas pedal to the floor and it stalls when you take off and when you stop

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It may be the IAC (Idle Air Control) Valve or the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), you are better off to take it to a local mechanic to help you better diagnose the problem.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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SOURCE: from dead stop, pressing gas pedal quickly, car

Carb problem or timing. Almost sounds like the accelerator pump in the carb is failing.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My car died it stalled as I was moving up hill and

Sounds like you came apart under the hood. Check the linkage and on the drivers side there is a switch called a TPS. The throttle position sensor should have a spring in it. There should be some return action on the linkage too.

There is a cable that works everything from the foot pedal to the engine. If the cable is still attached it must have broken inside.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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When hot will randomly not start unless gas pedal is pressed all the way down. on a 2001 honda crv. replaced fule pump,fuel relay,fuel filter, dist. cap, rotor, coil,plugs, wires, and ignition control


If you hold the pedal to the floor it puts the fuel system into Clear Flood Mode. This prevents the injectors from firing and lets the already present fuel burn out. Now if this has to be done on every short trip you probably have a leaking injector.

Does the vehicle seem to crank slowly or stop and then crank when this happens?

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Is it my fuel pump???? Sorry will post a vid soon but the description is exactly what it does...


Locate the fuel pressure regulator and remove the vacuum line and start the engine, inspect, if vac port leaks fuel , replace regulator, provided your vehicle is equipped with a vacuum operated fuel pressure regulator.

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A vacuum hose brokegoing into carb. cut some exses off car started but stalled again. got a new vacuum hose on it but now the car turns over but wont start?


Possible vapor lock, try using some starter fluid, spray just a touch in carb. Another thing, is keep gas pedal to floor, and trying to start. Do not pump pedal, just keep to floor as you crank over motor.

Jun 04, 2011 | 1998 Ford Escort

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Crank no start ,got fuel got spark, when trying to start spark plugs get wet ,changed plug pinched fuel line shut try srarting flud wont start???


You pinched the fuel line????
If you crank for too long to start the car, the engine will "flood", this is why the plug was wet. It had too much gas and wouldn't start.
Pull out ALL plugs and dry them off.
Install them.
HOLD your gas pedal to the floor and crank.
This will stop gas from entering the engine.
you need to get that extra gas out beofre it will start.
If you have so much gas in there you can do damage to your engine!!
Now after a few crnaking attempts with your foot to the floor, take your foot of the gas pedal and try to start it again.
But remember if it doesn't start in 3 tries, you need to do the pedal to the floor once or twice to remove the excess gas.
When you crank the car to start it sprays gas into the engine, even if it won't start. So it very easy to "flood" the engine, and then you'll have a hard time to get it going!

Jan 08, 2010 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

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1996 jeep cherokee sport 4.0 L it will stall


it looks like your engine is having an over rich fuel mixture maybe, thatswhy when you press the pedal to the floor it starts becouse you allow lots of air to help clean the mixture while cranking, also you should have black smoke in the tailpipe until it cleans up and runs fine, i think youre having a leak in one our more injectors you should check them first for proper seal under pressure these is done in an injector test machine, second it may be a defective map sensor these trucks some times have a bad map and dont give a MIL (malfunction indacator lamp) and last but more rare to be is a blocked fuel pressure regulator chek fuel pressure it should be between 38 and 45 psi and it shoul hold these pressure when you turn off the engine if pressure drops fast its injector seal problems or fuel pump check

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Car starts fine, but stalls at stops and takeoffs occasionlly


Most likely it is running too ritch. should be around 7%. Mine did ecactly the same thing and I had several things done . Had the throttle body cleaned and installed a O2 senser.runs great now.

Hope this helps

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