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Surge at cruise passing gear and stalling at idle in 90 degree weather and engine is not over heating

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  • knwdodge Jul 19, 2009

    this e 350/460 engine has only 24000 miles and can run smooth for 50 or miles or as little as 5 miles before the problem occurs

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Hi,

Here is the common cause of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Best of Luck!!

Thanks

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • Mukesh Kumar Jul 19, 2009

    Yes, some time it happens suddenly..........


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