1998 Ford Expedition XLT Eddie Bauer truck kicks/stutters after I take my foot off accelerator at 70mph-why? 1998 Ford Expedition XLT Eddie Bauer truck. This past weekend, my husband and I did some highway driving, approx. 50 miles, or so to grab a bite to eat at one of our favorite restaurants. When I pulled into the parking spot and put the truck in park, the truck stuttered and then stalled. I tried to start the truck again several times and it did not start. After letting the truck rest for about 20 minutes, I tried again and the truck started right up with no problems. From that point, my husband and I brought it to a nearby gas station, filled it with gas, checked all of the fluids and added some engine coolant as we found that it was low. We then drove back home the 50 miles without any issues. I called my mechanic when I got home and he said that it could be the battery since I have not had my battery replaced in nearly 2 years and the excessive heat sometimes does damage (as it was 101 degrees that weekend). The next morning, I went to get my battery changed,the mechanic said he checked the alternator as well to make sure there were no issues with that. This morning, while I was driving to work on the highway, the truck was driving great, however once I reached 70 mph and then took my foot off the accelerator, the truck seemed to kick/stutter a bit. I didn't want to push it any further because I didn't know what would happen, so I continued to drive to work at 65mph and got there with no problem. Why would my car kick like that when I took my foot off the accelerator?

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28 Feb, 2017

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You need to have the engine control computer scanned for fault codes, if nothing shows then it is very possible you have a failing fuel pump.
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