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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. How does the engine run other than the stalling condition? Does it have plenty of power under a load? Does it idle Ok or does the idle fluctuate when coming to a stop?
Does it always start right back up after it stalls out?
So it just cranks over but does not start correct?
Have you checked the fuel pressure or the fuel pressure regulator?
Ok, the reason I ask because this is one of the most common causes of a stalling condition and it is very easy to check. The fuel pressure regulator is located under the hood on the fuel rail. There is a vacuum line going to it. Remove the vacuum line or hose from the regulator and see if there is any fuel in the hose/line. If so, the diaphram inside the regulator has ruptured and the regulator will need to be replaced.
If you were to get a fuel pressure gauge hooked up to the fuel system, then you would see the fuel pressure drop after turning off the engine. It should hold nice and steady after the engine is turned off. If not, something is leaking fuel
Some other possible causes would be an air/vacuum leak, bad mass air flow sensor or even a bad/lazy idle air control motor.
The regulator will look something like this..
Now if this is not leaking, I would suspect some of those other things I mentioned.. but be sure to check the regulator for leaks first.
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