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Lately when I just touch the throttle,such as when I approach my opening garage door of my house and then enter the garage,I stall out. Does this sound like a defective TPS and can I repair or clean it,or is it a throw away? Stalling only happens when I just bump it.
 

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as long as it stalls inside the garage... whats the problem? :lol:




it could be anything from a dirty fuel filter, pcv valve, vacuum hose, etc. first check if the service engine is on.
 

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My escort seems to stall when I lightly touch the throttle only. But it does'nt do it every time. It wont stall when in neutral. I lifted up the hood and lightly touched the throttle by hand-no problem.I guess that illiminates the TPS. There is no CEL or codes. So it seems that it stalls only when the engine is under load. Maybe dirty injectors?
 

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Do a tune-up, seafoam it, check/trq intake manifold nuts and check all vaccuum lines. That would cover the begining bases in a cheap way. Then move on to the more expensive options if it continues.

check the vac line attached to the throttle body on the underside, it may be ripped.

Matt.
 

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Yesterday I found a crack in a hose by the pcv valve and replaced it and the old pvc valve.I also checked all the other hoses and they were good.
I still get the stall. I thought about the fuel filter,but if it was clogged,would'nt the engine give me problems on the highway when you draw maximum fuel? I guess the next step would be fuel injection cleaner.
Any brand stand out with anybody?
 

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Now that I've finished with other problems I returned to this one.
I also thought I had a problem with the torque converter. It felt like it was locking and unlocking at around 45 mph. Well it turns out both problems were due to misfire. The engine finally went became undrivable and lifting up the hood in the dark all of the cables were glowing like a christmas tree. New cables = problems solved.
Thanks for the replies.
 
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