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Have a 2006 Holden Viva Equipe 1.8 Manual. Every once in a while (intermittent and random), the car is unable to idle - it just stalls. Normally this is on starting the car cold. It then continues to stall every time the car slows down (at traffic lights, roundabouts, junctions etc). Most recently, it has also repeated this even after starting fine and being driven for a few kilometres - then I arrive at a junction and suddenly.... conks out. Not the ECU and does it regardless of fuel (ethanol or unleaded), that's about all I know. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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The first thing to do is have the fault codes read to determine which sensor/s are playing up. Check the condition of the cat converter as it may be broken and blocking up the exhaust system

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I suspect it is a problem with the evaporative emission system. Basically, it collects vapors from the fuel tank and stores them in a charcoal canister in the engine compartment. It thens purges them into the engine when the engine is warm and running at road speed. You may be dumping too much vapor because your canister is filling with fule as well as vapor.

Do you try to "nurse" teh tank full at the fuel station? If yes, you may be flooding the canister.
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at the engine, there is a small sensor that helps increase or decrease the rpm of the engine. Perhaps yours is soo low, that when you slow down, it's almost about to stop.

The other problem could be the airfilter sensor. If it's not properly fixed or if the sensor itself is a bit damaged, than the engine is not getting enough air and so, let's the engine almost go off.

Please give further details if this has not helped.

thank you

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SOURCE: Mercedes w124 E280 1994 model. The engine stalls

check condition of spark plugs and wires.. they can cause cut out at take off.
I have problems with Bosch spark plugs. But I love the Bosch ultra premium ignition wires
Also check for vauume leaks, intake hoses tight.etc.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine cuts out when approaching a roundabout or Junction

this is may be due to the idealing problem.set the idealing in correct amount so that it doesnt stops.

considering the speed sensors check any signal comin to the sensing unit is getting intruppted.

i think only these are the problem wihch may be the reason

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SOURCE: 1998 range rover p38 2.5 dse auto engine stalls

Sounds like something is overheating then and possibly a sensor. Not familiar with Rovers but might be a problem with the CAS and/or CPS which tells the ECU the motor is running and when to fire. Also maybe the IAC is bad and when you go from throttle to idle it can't control it and allows it to die.

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