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Loads up and stalls out have to sit for a while then will…

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Loads up and stalls...

Loads up and stalls out have to sit for a while then will crank back

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?

No light and has did more st idle

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

05 free star 3.9

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

Nothing yet except checking battery

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

Had cat converter changed last yr

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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

This might be a simple tune up or air filter issue, however it sounds like there is an issue with the mass air flow sensor. I would try unplugging the sensor, then start the car and see if it continues to have this problem. If it doesn't and it will continue to idle and not stall out on you, then replace the maf sensor. This is mounted to the air tube from the air filter to the throttle body. When you unplug it the check engine light will come on so don't be alarmed. If it doesn't improve, I would take a look at the spark plugs. If it's been a while they might not be burning the fuel as good as they should and that can cause this problem as well.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

I was wondering if you had an opportunity to try my suggestion yet?

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