2003 montaineer

Asked by Tammy Aug 10, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My mountaineer goes great down
the road but sometimes when I
slow down to turn it dies. No
check engine light comes on. It
starts right back up but then I
have to gas it before it dies again.
It doesn't have this problem
everytime I drive it but it seems to
be more frequent. Any idea what
would cause this would be great.

2 Answers

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Dirty throttle body, dirty or defective mass air flow sensor, slow to respond idle speed controller, could be dirty or getting ready to fail, but usually it will show a code.

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If it's the engine, and likely so, do as tennisshoes recommends. But you did say that this occurs mostly at turns, and with a sixteen year old car, that could be a defective ignition switch. The switch is just a few electrical contacts that wear with age and when worn they can lose contact on turns and on bumps.

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