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.
engine idles but stalls out on 1995 Ford Probe
by riverman in Parker, AZ on October 06, 2010
ANSWER by hav19 , October 20, 2010
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
ANSWER by DaveJM , October 07, 2010
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.