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Engines idles rough and shuts off

I have a 94 ford probe the car for the most part runs great but most of the time when the car warms up and you take off will do great for about 10 minutes and then you come to a stop the engine will run rough and eventually quites. If i give it more gas and keep the idle up the car will run great once i get my foot off the gas pedal shuts off what could be the cause of this????

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  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    HI, HAVE 94 PROBE,DOING SIMILAR.COMPUTER FAULT READS ''CID 1 CKT FAIL'' ANY ONE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS AS I DO NOT HAVE A MANUAL AND NEITHER DID MECHANIC. HAVE REPLACED PLUGS WHICH WERE VERY BLACK AND CHECKED HOSES AND CONNECTIONS . CHEERS NICKO

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    When you first crank runs great and then, when are not pressing the gas pedal it runs rough and dies.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    car will not idle unless you keep your foot on the gas pedal.

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Try replacing the ignition wires. I had the same problem but after I changed those it ran just fine. My 94 probe was only running on 3 of the 4 cylinders so try the ignition wires that should help

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Hi, I too am having the same problem with my 94 Probe and believe it is the 5 to 10 percent ethanol they put in the gasoline that is causing the problem. Try draining the gas out and putting in 100 percent gas with no alcohol and by the second tank, it should be much better.

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  1. Answer: The engine noise, it is impossible for us to help you here without listening to the engine ourselves. As for your idling problem, check all the vacuum hoses and intake manifold gaskets as you might have a slight vacuum leak somewhere. In addition, check the idle speed control motor to make sure it is operating properly. If all checks out okay, scan the computer for fault codes. Scan the computer for fault codes. Also, check the oxygen sensor and coolant sensors and also Check your EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve it sounds like it is stuck open and needs replacing

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • dopey312 Jun 03, 2008

    Check the fuel pressure regulator, if the diagram is ruptured it will leak fuel into the intake manifold causing the hard starting.also check spark plugs

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