my 1989 ford mustangf cuts off at every stop light

Asked by Oct 08, 2012 at 04:02 PM about the 1989 Ford Mustang LX

Question type: General

my 1989 ford mustang LX runs good around town but at a stop light it wants to cut off..

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check for vacuum leaks

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STAY AWAY FROM STOP LIGHTS, OR JUST DON'T STOP!!!! SORRY BUT I JUST COULDN'T HELP MYSELF!!!! I AGREE WITH SHAWN. ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE SIMPLEST, STUPIDEST THING FIRST.

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idle circuit could be at fault

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if it wont idle i would start by checking the TPS''throttle positioning sensor''the idle air sensor also might be bad also but usualy a bad idle air sensor will make engine rev all the time.

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also check air filter, sometimes they never got changed and finally get to the point where the car wont run

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get a code reader and see if any codes are being saved by the ecm..... is engine light on? could be any number of sensors, or a combination of a lot of little things

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Check for vacuum leaks. it could be a dirty mass airflow sensor (MAF), or a dirty idle air control valve (IAC). You can remove both and clean them with some CRC spray cleaner.

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