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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, email@example.com, issaquah, wa
94 acura legend gs
80 mazda 626
>Sent: Saturday, July 06, 1996 5:00 PM
>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.
>91 200 STEADItqw