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Stalling When Approaching Junctions

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my 1990 cabby keeps randomly stalling. as i am braking for the lights/junction sometimes it stalls, others the revs drop low, (oil light comes on then goes out), other times its fine.

can be when im on a dual carridge way, or round town. when the engine is hot, or after 5 mins of driving.

 

have cleaned the ICV, then changed it for a spare and its still the same.

 

any ideas?

 

its an XR3i EFI, has aftermarket airfilter and sportex exhaust with 421 manifold on it.

 

runs perfect just suddenly stalls when you put the clutch in.

 

i can bump it while rolling and it kicks up straight away. (literally lift my foot off the clutch and press is straight back down and it will struggle to idle) just a quick blip of the throttle and its fine, its as if the car does not know its supposed to idle and when i blip the throttle it realises im idling and not driving so works fine,.

 

if i manage to stop at the lights ok it will sit there and idle all day long, never stalls then, its only when i press the clutch. probably 6 out of 10 times it stalls.

 

i now have to press the clutch then quickly blip the throttle before braking and it doesn't stall then, not good at 60 on a dual carriage way approaching lights/round about!

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Check vacumn pipes for leaks or not tight fitting on the ends.

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if i unplug icv it stalls. changed base idle a bit and seems loads better. revs dropped a couple of times but not stalled.

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If the Base idle and fuel mixture it set ok then you look at the speed sensor on the gearbox. Is it connected? This should hang the revs up momentarily whilst stopping. They usually get an internal fault which makes the tick over fast and people disconnect them instead of replacing them.

Cheers

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On ‎20‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 18:48, Paul Grainger said:

If the Base idle and fuel mixture it set ok then you look at the speed sensor on the gearbox. Is it connected? This should hang the revs up momentarily whilst stopping. They usually get an internal fault which makes the tick over fast and people disconnect them instead of replacing them.

Cheers

zygott  did you get this sorted??

 I have the same problem going  to try this.

 

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