97 contour stalls

I have the contour lx with a V6 asn it will accasioally stall when I take my foot off the gas peddle The check engine light is on any Ideas?

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Get the codes read for the check engine light. Some shops will do it for free. Post the code(s) here.
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sounds like either the intake air temp sensor or the Mass air flow sensor. both will lean out the fuel on bank 1. Bill has it right. I know that Advance auto parts will do a read for free and print the results for you, Autozone is also supposedly capable of doing a read. The temp sensor is about $10 to $15, The MAF is just over $100. It is also possible to have the MAF cleaned or rebuilt in some cases. All cars made after 95 are able to have the trouble codes read. good luck
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On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 02:44:39 GMT, "stubby hammerhead"

Up here the MAF is over $300 (assuming V6, if you have 2 banks).
I just replaced one and it did not solve my problem - lean code at idle both banks (long term fuel trim 25 at idle) - no stalling. I have had a succession of leaks - starting with manifold gaskets - and also had the water pump go. Today I found a leak in the bottom of a vacuum hose (chased it down with a stethoscope after it got bad enough I could hear it hiss) and my LTFT at idle now below 20 and dropping)
Check EVERY vacuum line on the ngine - and then CHECK THEM ALL AGAIN before blaming anything electrical or electronic for the problem. One thing Ford has repeatedly been unable to manufacture or sourse is decent rubber hoses.
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