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Engine won't stay running when cold and a clicking sound comes from the engine and it surges. Once the engine has warmed up,it will stay idling but the engine races once put into gear(automatic)

When engine is cold (morning starts) I have to put something on the gas pedal to keep the engine idling until warm and then it will stay running.Also when starting the van I need to press on the gas pedal to start it warm or cold. A clicking sounds happens when engine is running.

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Possibly an idle air motor for your idle problem or a vacuum hose off.

Posted on Jun 05, 2014

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SOURCE: truck runs rough

Sounds like one of your chambers isn't firing. Run your car for a few minutes, shut it off then pull your plugs one at a time and see if one of them is wet. Might just need a new plug.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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Hello,
your problem appears to be the idle control motor located on the air intake manifold it is a small motor that goes bad quite often. Other items that can cause this is a bad /clogged air filter or a tune up (spark plugs and wires), or clogged fuel injectors. to clean the injectors you can buy a container of fuel system cleaner and pour it into the gas tank and as you drive it cleans the system.

Once the fuel system is cleaned via a tankful of cleaner & gas then the idle controller motor would be next on the list to be replaced.

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Explorerer rough idle When cold

what codes are present? If it is lean codes P0171/P0174 problem is most likely the orings leaking between upper and lower intake manifold if this is a 4.0L

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Escape Won't Idle

well it could be idle control valve but i would check for vacuum leaks first see if any hose fell off but could be egr valve stuck open hope this leads you some where

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SOURCE: F250 Diesel engine won't start in cold weather

check your glow plug relay! located on the right side head

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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