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My 1994 1.9l Tracer stalls at idle. It usually happens when the engine is fully warmed up. It will idle fine for a minute, then drops to 600-700 rpm and stalls. Short traffic lights are OK, only happens at long reds. Otherwise engine works very well, pulls strongly, smoothly. Turning A/C on seems to help.

I checked spark plugs and wires, O2 sensor, EGR valve, all vacuum hoses and electrical harnesses.

I replaced the timing belt recently. I am beginning to think that perhaps I installed the tensioner improperly. Anyone know what the proper procedure is?

ANy other ideas?
 

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Sounds like you did all the basic checks and balances...but if you had the tensioner on tight enough to stall it after it was warm ... DAMN... talk about a muscle man. But, anything is possible.

Uhmm my only other thought is to take it to the local voodoo witch and make all the bad spirits go away. Or just realize its a Ford in disguise...some days they run, other days they dont. But if you break something, they tend to have regenerative powers.
 

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When my 95 Lx started to do stall like that I did everything you did and it still didnt work so I took it to the shop and the assholes just turned the idle up on it...I call them assholes because they turned it up to much and made my engine run way to hot, eventually causing all my bearings to melt resulting in them buying me a remanufactured engine...

Point of the story...dont turn up your idle and if you do be careful..
 
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