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The truck starts up fine but when I put it into gear it stalls. If I keep my foot on the brake and on the gas and get it going it runs fine. I have replaced the fuel pump module and the lift pump and the injection pump

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    Mike Butler Apr 07, 2011

    Have you tried removing and cleaning the ( IAC )idle air control /( AIS) automatic idle speed and port it comes out of with throttle body spray cleaner? Quite common for them to get dirty and stall at stops, turning etc. Not sure what engine you have, but normally mounted on side of throttle body.

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Check all vaccum hoses for leaks and make sure that the heat pipe from the manifold going to trottle body air intake is hook up properly if these items all check out you may need a engine diognostic check done to reveal the problem.

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