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Have a 2002 F150 - stalls when taking off from a stop light,

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Have a 2002 F150 - stalls when taking off from a stop light, intermittently. Will go for weeks and not do it...then do it randomly for 2-3 days. No rhyme or reason. All fluids are ok. Oil is at minimum, but is within level. My son says today he was driving and felt like engine was running kind of high and then a little while later when he stopped at a red light, it was fine and when he took off, it stalled. He said he didn't "gun it" because he is scared of stalling it out - so it is his practice not to take off hard. Ideas?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service.

  1. What liter engine?
  2. Any warning lights on?
  3. When it stalls have the rpms increased a,little already from accelerating?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is an older "work" truck for their lawn care business, so it is not in great shape. The check engine light stays on all the time but no other warning before it hits. Although like he said, sometimes when he is driving it, it feels like the engine is running really fast/high and then he will stop at a light and when he takes off from the light, it will stall. It feels like it stutters (like it is trying to take off) and then it stalls instead.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Do you happen to know which engine it has and the codes which are stored?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't - Im sorry. I do know that my son says it is a 1998 F-150. sorry. I have a VIN number on it if that would help
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

The vin# ***** help, because earlier you mentioned its a 02 now its a 98. I can figure this out sooner knowing more.