Hi I have a 1991 Ford e350 van with a 5.7L engine, 130k miles, dual fuel tanks and 4spd-OD auto trans.
It has run fine since I bought it a year ago. I recently made a 1000 mile trip pulling a chevy s10 blazer and a vanload full of furniture. I did notice a substantial decrease in engine power at one point near the end of the trip, but it seems to be back to normal now.
Except for stalling at stop signs. When I pull up to a stop sign the engine lopes like it is going to stall. If I sit long enough there is a 50% it will stall on its own. When I step on the gas it always stalls, whether I press it lightly or floor it. I have to keep the engine rpms up by pressing the brake and accel at the same time when I stop to avoid stalling. Even this doesn't always work now though. After stalling it is very hard to restart and I have to give it plenty of gas to get it running again.
Also, turning overdrive off seems to help the problem a little bit, but not much. The problem has been getting progressively worse since it first started one week ago. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I can't afford to take it to a repair shop.
p.S. I did this same trip last summer towing my jetta and it went fine.
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 10:02 PM