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Old 10-09-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
FORDFAMILY101
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strange stalling problem

Hi, my car has a Ford 3.8 v6 engine which seems to run fine except for this
one problem that just recentyl started. The car starts fine but when you
put it in drive and touch the gas it stalls, or soemtimes it goes a bit
but when you stop the cars stalls. After that it doesn't want tot start
again for awhile but then it will later. After that it seems to run fine
for a few days but then it happens again. I was hoping for some
suggestions of what the problem could be. Thanks.

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Old 10-09-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: strange stalling problem

FORDFAMILY101 wrote:

> Hi, my car has a Ford 3.8 v6 engine which seems to run fine except for this
> one problem that just recentyl started. The car starts fine but when you
> put it in drive and touch the gas it stalls, or soemtimes it goes a bit
> but when you stop the cars stalls. After that it doesn't want tot start
> again for awhile but then it will later. After that it seems to run fine
> for a few days but then it happens again. I was hoping for some
> suggestions of what the problem could be. Thanks.
>


Is this a 1983 Mustang?

Rob
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Old 10-09-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: strange stalling problem

no, its a 1988 lincoln continental.

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Old 10-09-2005, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
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"FORDFAMILY101" <coolzone15ca@yahoo.ca> wrote in
news:abb2831df9810180a3622745705b86d2@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> no, its a 1988 lincoln continental.
>


Oooh... ooh! I came closer to reading his mind than trainfan did!

I guessed a 91 Cougar!
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Old 10-09-2005, 22:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: strange stalling problem

"FORDFAMILY101" <coolzone15ca@yahoo.ca> wrote in
news:d0de63153bca701ddde33495ed9cb3ef@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> Hi, my car has a Ford 3.8 v6 engine which seems to run fine except for
> this one problem that just recentyl started. The car starts fine but
> when you put it in drive and touch the gas it stalls, or soemtimes it
> goes a bit but when you stop the cars stalls. After that it doesn't
> want tot start again for awhile but then it will later. After that it
> seems to run fine for a few days but then it happens again. I was
> hoping for some suggestions of what the problem could be. Thanks.
>


Just to make it perfectly clear... you are saying that is the ONLY
driveability/engine run problem you have?

It's important. Dont leave anything out.

Hesitation, high idle, low idle, shift weirdness, bog on
acceleration...sounds, smells, vibrations...everything counts!

Check engine lite EVER come on?

How long have you had the car? KM's on odometer?
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Old 10-09-2005, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: strange stalling problem

ok, the car has 230,000km, we've had it for aobut 8years, there is a light
that says check DCL but that has been on for at elast 6 months. There
are no wierd smells or sounds. It is really confusing because nothign
seems wrong untill it happens to you.

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:01   #7 (permalink)
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Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> "FORDFAMILY101" <coolzone15ca@yahoo.ca> wrote in
> news:abb2831df9810180a3622745705b86d2@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:
>
>
>>no, its a 1988 lincoln continental.
>>

>
>
> Oooh... ooh! I came closer to reading his mind than trainfan did!
>
> I guessed a 91 Cougar!


We were both thimking RWD...

Rob
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: strange stalling problem

I had a similar problem on my 3.0 Taurus, whatever sensor tells the computer
the engine temp had gone bad, it plugs into the intake manifold. Engine
would only start when cold, once you hit the gas it would stall, had to wait
for the engine to cool to restart, but if you could keep it running there
was no noticeable change in performance at cruising speeds. Chiltons had an
Ohm chart to test the sensor for the Taurus.


"FORDFAMILY101" <coolzone15ca@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:d0de63153bca701ddde33495ed9cb3ef@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Hi, my car has a Ford 3.8 v6 engine which seems to run fine except for
> this
> one problem that just recentyl started. The car starts fine but when you
> put it in drive and touch the gas it stalls, or soemtimes it goes a bit
> but when you stop the cars stalls. After that it doesn't want tot start
> again for awhile but then it will later. After that it seems to run fine
> for a few days but then it happens again. I was hoping for some
> suggestions of what the problem could be. Thanks.
>



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Old 12-13-2005, 12:01   #9 (permalink)
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"" wrote:
> Hi, my car has a Ford 3.8 v6 engine which seems to run fine
> except for this
> one problem that just recentyl started. The car starts fine
> but when you
> put it in drive and touch the gas it stalls, or soemtimes it
> goes a bit
> but when you stop the cars stalls. After that it doesn't want
> tot start
> again for awhile but then it will later. After that it seems
> to run fine
> for a few days but then it happens again. I was hoping for
> some
> suggestions of what the problem could be. Thanks.


Sounds like the crank position sensor to me . Itís not very expensive
and if you can get under the car not hard to install.

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:01   #10 (permalink)
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Gideon <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote:

> "" wrote:
> > Hi, my car has a Ford 3.8 v6 engine which seems to run fine
> > except for this
> > one problem that just recentyl started. The car starts fine
> > but when you
> > put it in drive and touch the gas it stalls, or soemtimes it
> > goes a bit
> > but when you stop the cars stalls. After that it doesn't want
> > tot start
> > again for awhile but then it will later. After that it seems
> > to run fine
> > for a few days but then it happens again. I was hoping for
> > some
> > suggestions of what the problem could be. Thanks.

>
> Sounds like the crank position sensor to me . Itís not very expensive
> and if you can get under the car not hard to install.
>


Amazing!

How many fingers am I holding out behind my back?

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