1992 Ford Station Wagon 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 168000 miles
I have a problem with my station wagon. It starts normal but I have to engage the accelerator until the temp gague reaches between the " O" and " R" (for NORMAL) prior to letting off the accelerator, otherwise it stalls out on me. Once it will idle it is idiling low, so it " rattles", but it's an electronic idle. I am able to shift into reverse then back out, but 9 times out of 10 when I go to engage drive it stalls again. What could be the cause of this idling issue? The check engine light does not come on or stay on when this happens, so Im not sure if it's electrical, a starter issue, a fuel pump issue, or an O2 sensor issue. Could you please help me try to pinpoint what I need to have the mechanic check, or if I am able to fix it myself that would be great. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 1:28 PM