CAR will' start but dies if not being accelerated

Lazayrius Black

Asked by Sep 09, 2016 at 02:40 AM about the 2012 Ford Fusion SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car starting but does not maintain idle without
being accelerated. I drove it home when problem
occurred by starting it in neutral and accelerating
as i switched it in gear and it drove as long as I
kept it idled. Help

2 Answers


Idle air control, MAF, Throttle Body, Throttle Position Sensor, PCV Valve may need cleaned, Tune Up if needed. Plugs, Plug Wires, Fuel & Air Filter, If any check engine lights are on, stop at auto-zone to be scanned, If there is a code, check it and clean it & look for bad connections before replacing. Look over the engine bay real close and try to see if anything looks questionable, Or unhooked connectors. Check fuses.

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Check the PCV tube. These cars have a problem with that tune. It creates a vacuum leak

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