1996 police interceptor Crown Victoria dies when idling

Asked by Apr 28, 2017 at 07:57 PM about the 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So that car starts smooth but I need to
keep on the gas and keep it at about 1000
rpm for it to stay on once I take my foot of
that gas it'll die completely. Any
suggestions on what could be the proplem.

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I'm gonna say there's a problem with the system ground....undo the lug that connects to the chassis ground and wirebrush that lug...and the space where it bolts to, think that insufficient ground to the relay box has the relays dropping out....combined with a battery that may be older than five years old has led to a relay dropping out....the fuel pump or ignition relay is not seeing sufficient voltage to stay engaged....test at the relay box for GROUND...and varying voltages from the corrosion that is holding up the show~

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