Question about 1998 Mitsubishi Galant
My mitsubishi is having troubles maintaining an idle when completely stopped. If it is in gear and going it is fine, but once required to stop at a stoplight the car's idle usually goes so low that it dies. It restarts fine and will work if you maeuver your feet to keep pressure on the gas while stopped. I was wondering what might be causing this and if there is a way for the monitarily challenged to fix it.
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Posted on May 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Here are the most common causes of idle surge, 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
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