Ford festiva runs good in park but dies in drive.

Asked by Mar 12, 2013 at 05:15 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1992 fuel injected festiva idles
fine runs fine but when in forward
gears it dies at a stop and surges
when starting out. Does fine in
reverse and goes great when going
down the road

2 Answers


It dies because your idle gets too low. How many miles? When was the last time you replaced filters, plugs, etc?

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All filters and plugs new the only thing I can think of it being at this point is a sensor

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