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1989 Mercury Tracer stalls while driving or while idling and then will not crank for a few minutes. if you catch the stall in time, you can push in the clutch and rev the motor and recover from the stall. thanks for your help.

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shanat
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SOURCE: high revs when changing up through the gears

it is just one of those cars that drive like that its different but you need to change your driving style to suit

Posted on May 25, 2008

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SOURCE: 1989 Chevy K2500 - idles fine but stalls out when put into drive.

Sounds like the injectors may be bad or just really dirty. You say that the truck is only used as a plow truck, so I would assume that it sits alot. If you dont add any fuel stabilizer to the tank, the fuel will start to degrade and the will gum up your injectors. One thing you can do is to pull the air cleaner assembly off and look at the injectors while the truck is running. Look at the bottom of the injectors while it is running. The injectors shouldbe spraying fuel with a fan spray of fine mist. If you see any drips of fuel in the this fine mist, that injector is at least dirty or on its way out. I would recommend that you change your fuel filter and then get some fresh fuel and the purchase some Seafoam fuel injector cleaner from your local parts store. Dont mess around with anything else. GET SEAFOAM. If it is in a plastic bottle it is not strong enough to do anything. Seafoam is in a metal can. Dump the seafoam in and run the truck as much as you can. This will help clean out the injectors.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

boysor2933
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SOURCE: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara won't start.

Install a good fast idle valve and see if this will solve the problem. If not, try replacing the mass air flow sensor.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Cadillac Seville SLS stalls out

It sounds like it may be time for a new fuel filter, try replacing the fuel filter first. The filter has a life of 30,000 miles or one year, if it has not been changed, good chance that it's the fuel filter. Take not that a dirty fuel filter will make your fuel pump run hotter and will shorten the life of the fuel pump which is the more costly repair of the two. Good luck and keep me posted, Be glad to help you get your car running 100% again.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: why would my 2001 mercury grand marquis stall when

check yur idle air control valve

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 jeep grand cherokee keeps

similar problem with mine. disconnect battery for 45 min and better=
reconnect battery 1 hr later better/causes car computer to reset

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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