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Old 11-28-2004, 15:40   #1 (permalink)
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BA XR8 Stalling Problem

Apparently this is a widespread problem but I couldn't find any other threads on this.

I have a BA XR8 that stalls frequently. It happens around 1-2 times every 2-3 hours of driving, usually at idle or when the clutch in depressed (eg decelerating, coasting in neutral).

Spoke to Knox Ford about it who are going to re-flash the computer again and clean the throttle body but I'm not confident that this will fix it, as this has been done before.

Has anyone got any ideas as to how to fix this? It's totally ruining the driving experience. The car is modified but I've been told that a couple of stock cars (including one GT-P) are having the same problem.
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Old 11-28-2004, 15:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

My stock XR6 does this as well, though not nearly as frequently as yours.

Ford service departments have a habit of fixing things for a few thousand k's and then the problem returns. For instance the steering wheel 'click'. My car will be going back soon for the 4th time and this will be for a total of 12 business days off the road as a result of this issue.

Ford service departments cannot fix anything in my opinion, hence i'm very unlikely to buy another Ford again (even though a F6 does tempt performance wise), after sales service is just crap.
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

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Ford service departments cannot fix anything in my opinion, hence i'm very unlikely to buy another Ford again (even though a F6 does tempt performance wise), after sales service is just crap.
that's what I figured :(
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Old 11-29-2004, 00:18   #4 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

Have they looked carefully for any vacuum leaks, these engines will stall with the slightest amount of leak from the PCV etc.
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Old 11-29-2004, 00:20   #5 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

Part of the 'sensitivity' of the system is that the idle command in the PCM is 480rpm. Set to 580rpm they idle smoother, better, nicer, the lot.
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

What does PCM stand for
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Old 11-29-2004, 01:53   #7 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

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What does PCM stand for
Powertrain control module
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:21   #8 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

I had the stalling problem in my BA XR8, and the latest PCM fixed that issue, but still have the odd occassion that it runs on 4 cylinders for a while.
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Old 11-29-2004, 02:43   #9 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

My car is stock standard and it still has the stalling problem.
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Re: BA XR8 Stalling Problem

Mine has gone back to Ford again today to sort my rough idle and misfiring, i'll let you know how it goes.
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