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1995 Ford Probe Question: engine idles but stalls out

 

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riverman, 4 Cylinder, Parker, AZ, October 06, 2010, 23:01
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My 95 ford probe engine was sitting for 1 year. It will start up and will idle fine. But when I give it gas, the engine stalls out and dies. There was about 4gal gas in the car so I added 10gals more and some gas additive, but didnt help. All intake and other hose's look fine.

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    DaveJHM October 07, 2010, 23:31
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    I suspect something may be sticking in the throttle area, causing an issue with your air and fuel mixture. Like a sticking idle air control valve or throttle body needing cleaned.

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    hav19 from Havasu Auto Care, Inc., October 20, 2010, 12:30
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    I would suspect low fuel pressure - when fuel is let sit for a period of time it tends to varnish (smells like paint thinner) once this happens it can cause issues with the in-tank fuel pump - it's possible the vehicle has enough pressure to idle but the pressure or volume falls off when the engine is under a load

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