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Car stalling when removing gas pedal

Hello,

I have already change the spark plugs and cables, plus I added additives to clean the fuel system and to improve seal oil leaks and improve performance. The problem continues, but the car runs smother and does not stall at lower RPMs.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas. Tomorrow, I will be taken the car to the garage and ask them to increase the iddle. The engine light has lit up since the problem started. Canadian tire ran a diagnostic, but, their report could not pinpoint the problem and decide to recomend me to go to a Ford dealership. My car has 186,000 miles and do not want to pay Ford's prices.

If you has anymore ideas, please let me know,

Thanks,

Rudy


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  • jhutsell631 Jul 10, 2008

    The car will be running fine, and then car will start running rough and not go much over 20 mph. When taking the gas cap off you will have alot of preasure , then vehicle began to run fine again



  • alishaengan Aug 28, 2008

    my problem is very similar. It has a delay on take off, it dies about three times when you start it. Today it was reving by itself even when I had the brake on. And it has a lot of trouble climbing hills that it originally breezed through. My check engine light stays on constantly and the diagnostic machines can't tell me what is wrong.

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Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the engine at idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake

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Sounds like when you ran the car out of gas the fuel pump was damaged, these in tank electric fuel pumps are very small and produce allot pressure and volume, the way they do this is to use the gas around them to cool down, when the pump comes out of fuel when the tank is below 1/4 full it starts to get hot very quickly, since your pump was well used (109000 miles) that was the last straw. When you replace the pump also replace the fuel filter.
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Sputtering and stalling while driving and then just dies.


additive? for what reason, for stalling? or just for fun added.
you didnt say.?????
if it was for bad running, did you read the container, ?
and add the correct amount on a full tank of fuel, if not , then you may have added too much, some additives are very bad,
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