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Revs ''hunt'' on tickover, sometimes revs drop so low car cuts out

1994 Granada LXi 1998cc
Intermitent problem with revs ''hunting'' on tick over to the point where the engine will sometimes cut out. Have replaced the air inlet valve.

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  • jimandhazela Jan 16, 2009

    Not on first start but anytime the car should tick over but it is intermitent, it might run fine for a couple of days then wont tick over properly for 3 or 4 days. Runs smooth most of the time down highway with the occasional judder as if almost losing power but not sure the two are connected.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Does it only do this on first start, or anytime? Run smooth down highway ?

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Thanks to some advice I have fixed the problem with my Granada. The pipe work from the exhaust manifold to the inlet manifold has a short piece of plastic pipe which needed replacing. This seems to have done the trick.

I would like to thank you for running this site. Without it I would still be re-starting my car each time I stop at a red light!

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Fuel filter should be replaced at recommended intervals - about 3 years.

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Hope it's cheap for you!
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