[A4] 962.8Q Stalling in cold weather

b5quattro at shaw.ca b5quattro at shaw.ca
Wed Feb 4 14:22:02 EST 2004

Try cleaning the Idle Stabilizing Valve (ISV) with carb cleaner.  This is a common problem on the B3 90q20v and CoupeQ cars, see here:


I'm not familar with the V6, but this is a good starting point.  HTH.


----- Original Message -----
From: pzaiatz at charter.net
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2004 5:40 am
Subject: [A4] 962.8Q Stalling in cold weather

> Hi folks,
> I have a 96 A4 Quatro with the 2.8 Recently she started doing 
> something a bit odd. She runs fine on start and if I drive is 
> locally stays that way. On my way home from work I get on the 
> highway right away and go about 20 miles at around 80. As I come 
> off the ramp and put in the clutch the RPM's drop like a stone. 
> sometimes she bounces around 500 or even 100 rpm's but often it 
> goes right out. If it stays runnign it does the same thing for the 
> rest of the way home. If I shut it off and restart it seems to be 
> cured for the time being. Note that it seems worse if the temps 
> are below 20 F.
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