Car starts then RPMs reduce and shut car down

Tiny
LEFTYFROMINDY
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I have a 2000 Lincoln continental v8. I have an intermittant problem. Sometimes when I start the car, it just shuts itself off without moving out of the Park position.

After several tries, starting and shutting down immediately, I can keep the rpm up by staying on the
throttle and I can put into drive and go.

It seems to smooth out after driving a mile or two and idle holds at 900 rpms when idling.

I had the problem 1 day 3 months ago. Worked perfect until today.

Any suggestions what is going on?
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Monday, September 24th, 2007 AT 5:20 PM

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Tiny
FIERONUT72
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My 99 continental did the same thing.I pulled the Idle air motor out and cleaned it with some Carb cleaner. It hasn't stalled on me since. Good luck.
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
JESPANA
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This just happen to me today I went to my brother house worked fine then I was going to head home and it started and shut off right away. I am wounder if its the Alternator or batt. Going to do some checking in the AM
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Saturday, October 6th, 2007 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
JESPANA
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The battery and alternator where inspected today. The results of the test are good and both components are working. I also cleaned the sensor that is located in intake tube and the only thing that I can think of trying is to perform a tune-up.

I also read this that fieronut72 did.
My 99 continental did the same thing. I pulled the idle air motor out and cleaned it with some Carb cleaner. It hasn't stalled on me since. Good luck.

I am going to looking at my manual to see where this is located so that I can give it a try. I pick up a can of air intake/carb cleaner. Does my car even have a carb? I didn t think it did.

Thanks
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Sunday, October 7th, 2007 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
JESPANA
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Well, my car did shut down once since my last post and I did have a mechanic friend spray the air idler down. I will see what happens later on this week.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
JESPANA
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That worked, ever since I had the air idler sprayed it has not shut down on me starts up like a champ.

Thanks for the tip.
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 1:00 PM

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