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89 ford f150 4x4 302 auto start stalls 3 times idle up and down after 4 starts runs fine if you start it and play with the gas you can keep it running

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Check for Vacuum leaks first then if do not find any run a scan on it with a scan tool and code book.

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Sounds like the EGR Valve might be stuck.

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