CAR STARTS BUT TURNS OFF IT WILL STAY ON IF I PRESS GAS PEDAL

  • Tiny
  • rj198012
  • 1991 Lincoln Town Car
  • 220,000 miles

It starts then turns of and check engine light comes on then I started it again and gave it gas it stays on but when let go of gas it shuts off. I thought it was out of gas cause it was low so I added 2 gallons and same problem

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 1:53 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Check to make sure there are no vacuum leaks on the engine and check the idle air control valve. NOTE: If the check engine light is on with the engine running, then there will be a trouble code stored in the computer. Have a parts store scan the computer for you. Most will do it for free.

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