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RE: Electrical Gremlins?

I'm having the same stalling problem you are and haven't been able to
figure it out yet. The ISV has been disassembled and cleaned with no

I talked to a mechanic at Negherbon Audi (etc. etc.) in Oakland, CA the
other day and he said he'd seen 2 other 91 200s with the same problem
and it turned out to be the decel valve. It's apparently purely
mechanical, so it doesn't register a fault code. I will try this (much
cheaper than a new ISV) if the problem comes back in force.

For right now, even in all the places I could normally make it stall, it
doesn't do it... I don't know if it's the temperature, humidity or
whatever, but I'm pretty happy for now :-)
- peter henriksen, peterhe@microsoft.com, issaquah, wa
  91 200qw
  94 acura legend gs
  80 mazda 626

>From: 	RRFS32D@prodigy.com[SMTP:RRFS32D@prodigy.com]
>Sent: 	Saturday, July 06, 1996 5:00 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Electrical Gremlins?
> Some help is needed.  The 200 STEADItqw 20v had developed an 
>intermitant idle problem.  When coasting up to a light the car would 
>occasionally die.   It would start by gently popping the clutch or 
>restart with the key.  Assumed time for a cleaning of the ISV.  While 
>under the hood, I took a look at the fuses.  The #2 relay looks fried.
>  It appears to be one of the fan relays.  The fan _seems_ to be 
>working.  It runs with a/c and runs if car is standing for a while. 
>Also runs a few minutes after car is shut off.
> Only electrical changes are upgrade to headlights with individual 
>relays and recent addition of new radio and cd changer.  Radio now 
>hot wired to ignition key.  No indication of any connection to relay. 
> BTW, #3 relay has same number, "214" but is turned 90 degrees.  Any 
>ideas?  Should I just replace relay (seems silly without knowing 
>cause)  I'm going on a trip in 2 weeks and the spousal unit would not 
>appreciate getting stranded after all the things I had to tell her to 
>get the car in the first place.  Many TIA.
>South F.L.A.
>91 200 STEADItqw