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On idle engine stall.

When I start the engine start fine, but little RPM.s them go dowm and up but when I put " D" the engine stall.

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  • Toby1234 Sep 17, 2008

    I had the same problem and was reccomened to replace those 2 sensors. The car still does it

  • cedenoto Oct 07, 2008

    did I change the spark plugs and the problem gone.

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Have your crank and cam angle sensors been replaced??

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sure, rolling in gear you mean. (same effect as push starting a car with M/T) what speed did it restart, 5mph or 50 or 85mph.?)
what transmission. A/T or M/T? BEG ERROR there !

shut down,?
you mean stalls,
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or run perfectly.

does your model have a tachometer to you can see RPM?
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not posting the trans type, (non body does here) makes answers near impossible. infact most will just ignore you posts.

with a M?T car the engine immediately returns (hot ) to 800rpm
and is regulated very closely by the EFI brain (PCM)
if not you are seeing IDLE control failure.
with and A/T there is no MT clutch and when you stop
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on the engine, stopped say at a red light. the idle controls
on A/t are greatly taxed here.
so RPM can drop real low. fail. or stall. below 800
a stall happens at about 400 RPM.
the M/T can at any time be restarted on the fly (moving)
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this is how push starting any M/T car works.
but on an A/T car , on the fly restarts take huge speeds.
and only works on A/T that have 2 oil pumps.
the A/T with no rear pump , the A/T can not be push starter
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2: never ever tuned up per the free operators guide in glove box.
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when the engine runs , does the MIL, CEL glow running
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