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Engine stalls at anytime during my drive when I touch the gas pedal. I have to shift into neutral turn off the ignition and restart. 2003 Windstar

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May be your fuel filter, I would change it and see if the problem persists.

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2004 jeep liberty won't move when put in gear (like brakes are locked).crank it in neutral put in gear it will go till i touch brakes then won't move again.WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS THING.


gear, is this a Manual trans? or AUTO you said gear.
what gear, please name the gear, 1,2,3,4,5 R
or PRNDL ( a/t box auto matic) what shift lever selection?
what is out door air temp, you do know brakes can get wet and freeze right?
it wont go you meant? until brakes are touched, key word won't?

ok engine only starts in PRNDL set to N??
is that it?
and then when you shift to D, the car will not move
what about the other gears.? try them all yet?

my guess (wild) is that you dont know how park lock out works.?
that you must hold the brake pedal down to shift to park or neutral.
is that it? (read operators guide?)

my guess is car is not drive-able. key point1 (a dead car)
point 2, engine starts and runs. and races on demand with gas foot.
point 3, im lost. (no trans stated or clear symptoms.)

my jeep has 6speed manual box
and the clutch allows me to start car.
on Automatics trans must be in park or neutral to crank engine.

"it will go till i touch brakes"



I read that 10 times,
my 2nd guess. the engine stalls ?

IS THAT IT, stalls means engine RPM is 0
and right foot actions are dead.
and all dash lamps glow, telling you STALL is now.

Feb 26, 2015 | 2004 Jeep Liberty

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My ford windstar 2003 hesitates during cold weather or wet conditions. But good during idle. Some time shows blinking engine light.


The flashing and rough running is to to a misfire or misfires cause by arcing due to moisture on ignition components. Eventually these misfires can lead to other problems such as damage catalytic converter. Start by identifying which cylinder(s) is/are misfiring. The arching can be reproduced with a spray bottle filled with soapy water. Spray the ignition components (wires, coils, distributor cap...)and look for the vehicle to idle rough. Replace any faulty component.

Feb 20, 2013 | 2003 Ford Windstar

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Stalls frequently


Seems like a fuel supply problem... additional fuel is added through the injectors when the engine is cold (running slightly rich) and then when it comes up to temperature or pre-set time period through the Electronic Control Unit (brain), the engine dies. Each time you shut off the car and restart it, the injectors receive extra fuel. My guess is partially clogged fuel injectors. Take the car to a Bosch Service Center and have them cleaned... its far cheaper than buying new. Change the fuel filter too! Hopefully, the fuel injection system pump is not bad (not the same as the fuel pump) as these are expensive. Get a rebuilt one, if you need a new one. Recommend Denso Iridium spark plugs to get a cleaner burn, better gas mileage, and longer service life.

Aug 27, 2012 | 2000 Ford F350 Super Duty Super Cab

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2000 7.3 stalls going 70 mph or anytime have to turn key to off position before it will restart


You can get a free wiring diagram and fusebox layouts at Autozone.com. Just register your truck on their site.

If you look at the wiring diagrams you should see that the starter lockouts and shift interlock is a separate process. Neutral is a position which allows the starter to work.

What you are having problems with is the RUN circuit on the ignition side. You could have a bad ignition switch. The switch should have an Ignition Relay in the Powerbox. If this is the Diesel, they have a KILL circuit to stop the engine that is different than a gas engine since the Diesel fires by compression.

So looking at your wiring diagram, you would be looking for a connector or component which could cut out intermittently. I am thinking more of a Relay because you have to reengerize the circuit by turning the ignition switch to OFF, before going to CRANK, and then RUN. Most of the time, the starter interlock only controls the start circuit.

Another possibility is the Antitheft. If the KEYreader loses communication with the Security system, it may stall. I know that vehicles will not start without the correct key or if an unprogrammed Blank is inserted.

I hope my solution helps.

Aug 27, 2012 | 2000 Ford F350 Super Duty Super Cab

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Jeep Unlimited starts but then stalls immediately


The accelerator is the gas pedal...how are you cranking the gas pedal in park? and, if it only stays running when you are doing this how are you "ready to go"? Was the battery tested? if the engine turns over (cranks) when you turn the key, likely there is nothing wrong with it. If you can drive it after doing whatever you do to get it running, it's doubtful that the ignition switch is bad. If it runs well after you get it started, it has nothing to do with spark plugs.
Fuel pump may be draining back and loosing pressure but you need to have pressure tests done to verify that. If you cannot crank the engine in neutral, I'd check the neutral safety switch....it should start in either park or neutral. The pump and switch are about $200 apiece...good idea to test them before spending money not to fix the problem!!!
Hope I got this right...your post is a bit confusing.

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Windstar van stalls while driving


Inspect Carburetor Dirty and Improperly Functioning Carburetor. Inspect Carburetor Incorrect Carburetor Adjustment. Inspect Carburetor Worn, Faulty or Damaged Carburetor. Inspect EGR Valve EGR Valve Sticking Open/Leaking. Inspect Idle Air Control Valve IAC Valve Sticking or Faulty. Inspect Mass Air Flow Sensor Damaged, Loose, or Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor or Circuit Inspect FreshAir Intake Hose Clogged or Damaged FreshAir Intake Hose. Inspect Throttle Position Sensor Faulty or Incorrectly Connected Throttle Position Sensor. Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter. Inspect Fuel Injector Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors.

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1995 tahoe desiel stalls when driving


I used to live on a farm where we had a number of Chevy diesel's in the 90-98 year range. The 6.2 and 6.5L diesel's in those trucks were known to have problems. A very common problem was with the fuel injection pump going bad, causing the engine to intermittently stall for apparently no reason during driving.

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport won't start.


e the neutral safety switch looked at....it should start in neutral anytime you have this problem.

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Vam stalling


there are too many reasons...

it could be fuel pump,, it could be ignition coil overheating, it could be the computer itself...

you need two things for the engine to run,

1 is gas
2nd is ignition,,

with these two misfiring or your loosing one of them, it will stall...

i hope i was able to give you some thoughts....

drcool

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