My 1993 Charade sometimes starts to 'cough' or stall
My Charade sometimes starts to 'cough' or stall when driving causing it to lose power & jump along. Have had it in for repair several times but no one can find the prob. Had all filters & hoses renewed. Runs well after recent tune up but suddenly started stalling again while driving on highway today. Got to safey, turned off engine, started it again, was able to drive home without incident.Happens suddenly no warning.
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Re: My 1993 Charade sometimes starts to 'cough' or stall
Make sure your using the high grade gas, thie lower ones will cause damage to the engine, it's a small engine but a good one, so it is desingned for the higher grade to make the most of the fuel efficentcy.....shia....hope this helps
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The fuel pump in the petrol tank has a sock that acts as a coarse
filter. This sock gets clogged with muck causing the car to starve of
fuel intermittently and lead to the stalling as you've described. If
you pour in some injector cleaner (contains detergents) or methylated
spirits it may just fix the problem. Condensation (water) in the fuel
creates a slimy goop that clogs filters. It worked for me and my 1992
Daihatsu Charade, and have heard that other cars with similar symptoms
have been cured in the same way, usually after expensive repairs have
already proved unsuccessful . A cheap solution really! Try this first.
The average life of a battery is 3 good years, regardless how BIG, or how it cost. Anything after that is a blessing. Personally, I would replace the battery ASAP, and then with a FULLY CHARGED battery. Then drive, and see if the problem still remains. Hope this helps
1. Check your water sensor and plenum temperature sensor.
2. The throttle body has a wax element air valve used for cold idle. As the water temperature increases, the wax element closes the idle fast port. Being the highest part of the coolant system you may have an air lock, which can be solved by bleeding the hoses on the throttle body.