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Old 04-26-2010, 04:23 PM
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Default 88 2.3 dies at idle

I finally got my truck running and I've noticed a new problem. Only when the truck is warm I can roll up to a stop sign/light/what have you, push in the clutch and the truck sputters and dies. When I try to restart it, it cranks for 10 seconds or so then starts, starts missing like crazy and eventually evens itself out. Any ideas, I have no clue on Ford 4 cyl. engines, I'm more accustomed to GM V8's.

The truck is an 88 2.3 5 speed. Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: 88 2.3 dies at idle

Bump.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: 88 2.3 dies at idle

Is it carburated? Maybe idle speed too low, or idle mixture off.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:35 AM
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No it's fuel injected but thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: 88 2.3 dies at idle

It could be the EGR valve if you try look at the throttle body there should be a little screw you can adjust with a Phillips screw driver to buy you sometime until you replace the EGR valve if thats the problem.
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