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I have a 96 Ford Windstar...while driving at all speeds it will stutter and the RPMs will drop down to 1 or below..it stops when I let up on the accelerator...what can cause this?

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I have occured the same problem in my truck. It would die on me when stopping. What i did do was replace the spark plugs. When i pulled them out i was shocked to see what i had done to my viechle. Typically you want to replace good spark plugs every 50,000-75,000 miles. 
Another thing i did was cleaned my batery terminals which seem to help it quite a bit.
Another thing i did was put a better grade gas in the truck because lower grade gas causes knocking and backfire. 
Please post what you do and how you did it. I look forward to your posts.

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Have your feul filter changed.its possible that it is clogged and not letting enough feul pressure under a load .but just enough at an idle or cruising speeds

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