Hello all, first post on this site. I like it already. But down to business. I recently purchased a '95 Ford Thunderbird off the street. Car is in terrible condition, and I'm trying to fix her up. The biggest issue that I'm having right now is this. Once started and warmed up, the car idles fine. Once I step on the gas (gear does not matter, park, neutral, drive, or reverse bears same response) the car stalls. The only way to actually get the motor to go above idle is by "feathering" the gas pedal. In that I tap on the gas pedal a couple times before actually putting my foot into it. The car has no problem raising it's RPM if I hold it at 1,200 RPM, but once it hits idle, the problem returns. I've replace the fuel filter and the spark plugs (and wires), which did solve a problem of the motor stalling after about 30 seconds of running, but it did not solve this one.
I've heard from a couple of people that the mass air flow meter may be the culprit, but I wanted to get a second opinion before I drop $130 to replace it. Thank you for your time! I'd love to get this thing