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P Reg keeps stalling

High & low revs when 1st start up & bounce when idle or when clutch is down

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First, check for water in the fuel(a common problem with pwcs). Could also be a faulty pcm or stator, does this model have a fault light?

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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