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Ford has a recall on what is called TFI Thick Film Ignition your symptoms sounds alot like this as I just recently experienced this myself have this replaced and see if it helps the part should be 30-60 dollars good luck

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Q: Why would a 1989 Ford Tempo FWD sputter when idling more than a minute or speeding up and almost die when stopping?
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water in the fuel can cause an idling motor to sputter and/or die.

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Could be in need of a tune up.

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A malfunctioning battery can't provide enough power to your ignition system when the motor is idling can cause sputtering. If there is not enough gas, that can cause your vehicle to sputter. If the spark plugs fail to fire will also cause your vehicle to sputter.

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Can too much oil cause the car to sputter while idling?

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Why would my car almost stall when idling?

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What make a 1990 Ford Expedition 5.4 4x4 sputter when it's idling and also gets louder when you step on the gas?

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Why does 2003 Ford Taurus run fine but has trouble idling and will sputter and stall and the check engine light is on now?

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I sat in my car in the driveway with the car idling, waiting for the kids to come out.

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