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After starting my '98 ford exped. idles find put it in gear…

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After starting my '98...

After starting my '98 ford exped. idles find put it in gear it idles dw then cuts off

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

235k v8

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 98 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes....I clean the intake throttle

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Once I get it in drive holding the gas dw it run find till I put on brakes and it turn off agin

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago
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Does it only stall in drive or does it also occur in reverse?

So far this symptom looks to be an idle air control valve faulty or the torque converter clutch, part of the transmission is stuck partially engaged or is being commanded to be engaged from another issue. If it is the converter, drive will be pulling much more than it should be.

Now that I have posted a partial or complete answer, you will see you can rate me. The deposit you have already paid is not transferred to me until you rate me. I would like to receive nothing less than 5 star excellent ratings. So if we are not there yet, please reply and let me help more. If you're not pleased, let me know because rating bad does not result in a refund, there are better options. Rating now will not close this post nor prevent replying. Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
rhis happen in reverse as follow:Car starts and idles find. when put into drive or reverse it idles dw and cuts off.I do not have a manuel to show the parts u refered to can u send me photos
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can we take this up later this morning as I am not working on this car because of darkness?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Yes we can continue tomorrow in the daylight.

What is the idle speed at operating temp in park?

In D or R if you hold the throttle at(###) ###-####does it prevent the stall, does it seem to pull in gear way more than it should when doing this?

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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