Police Cruiser has new alternator, new battery, new wiring, yet, it keeps dying when put into drive.

Asked by Mar 03, 2014 at 03:38 PM about the 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Cruiser has new alternator, new battery and new wiring, yet, it continues to shut off when put into drive. Help!

2 Answers

have you try checking the air intake manifold sensor could be you need to replace it or clean it using a contact cleaner


As your vehicle ages and collects more wear and debris, the computer learns to adapt to changes and keep the engine idling. disconnecting the battery can clear any memory the computer has of trying to adapt for age and wear. If there's no "Check Engine" light on and no codes in the system, try cleaning out the throttle body and reset the computer once again. I don't really know what calebsimone means by a "Intake Manifold Sensor" but the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) could be dirty or failed. A vacuum leak or other unmetered air can cause this concern as well.

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