Thanks so much for your reply. YES, it does stall while driving - often when turning or going up hill - and sometimes on the straightaway and sometimes downhill as well.
And YES, it always starts right back up when I turn the ignition, but sometimes it stumbles a few times after that, but if I keep it moving just above
idle for a bit, and then slowly increase the speed it seems to run OK for a good while - then much later on - sometimes the next day, it does the same thing. Almost like it's starved for gas. But like I said, a new in tank pump and a new fuel filter
didn't help at all.
Usually it doesn't stall until it's been running for a while, but when first starting up, if you let it idle for a minute or two without giving it gas, then it dies - RPM holds at @ 750, then it sinks a bit, and then suddenly stops. I tried it without a load (i.e., in neutral) & it doesn't seem to die.
I doubt it has anything to do with it, but I forgot that the the power steering
has been out for quite some time - the rack & pinon leaks fluid like a sieve. We're used to driving it that way though. And the stalling and dying has been a fairly recent thing, while the power steering has been out for a long time. Still, I wonder if the dry pump was causing undue friction on the common belt. I am totally confused about what might be happening here. Thank you so much for attempting to deal with this baffling problem!