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Old 04-07-2006, 02:42   #1 (permalink)
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EB Stalling

Hey :)

Having some dramas with the 93 EB Monty 4lt that my missus drives.

The last couple of days it has been stalling at traffic lights at idle. Try to restart the engine and it wont crank at all. Totally dead. (dash lights work)

Get it to the side of the road 2 minutes later, and it starts no worries.

OK, so would the battery be the culprit (as it wouldnt crank). I've cleaned the terminals which have given me grief in the past (cold starts)

Hmmm, if the engine is running, will it still run if you disconnect the battery?. I have read that some cars do and some dont. Whats the story with Falcons?

Hope i'm on the right track :)

Any help appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EB Stalling

Just did a little searching on the forum and came up with the following post where my problem has been experienced.

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Old 04-07-2006, 08:32   #3 (permalink)
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Re: EB Stalling

That post comes back to what i say very often round here..more commonly for auto problems.

Your battery must be A1 (my eb eats one on average every 14-18 months) and all terminals must be in PERFECT condition.

I guess this applies to any electronic car, regardless of manufacturer

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The connection to the starter solenoid on my EA11 is a push-on clip which was corroded.
The stalling problem and the problem of the engine not starting after standing with a hot engine for some time, was common some time ago. They were my problems and because they were intermittent not easy to find. Suspected water in the fuel (because of ethanol and other junk) for the stalling, and dirt in the fuel tank causing the pump valves to leak. (The system must hold fuel pressure for a time after the engine stops running.}
First changed the leads and plugs which was unnecessary.
Added something to the fuel which was supposed to clean it, and that helped.
Think the water in the tank may have now been passed out of the system.
Squirted some RP7 under the rubber cap on the idle control unit.
Checked all the plugs and connections.
Made sure the battery was fully charged and had lots of power.
Nothing else replaced {but the steering pressure switch was removed) and recently the car has been running without any problems.
Not sure what all that means.
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Re: EB Stalling

check the battery... this is probably the first sign of something wrong...

secondly, is the alternator charging properley. i had a stalling problem, and it was due to the alternator not charging, and not being able to cope with loads at idle, (eg, thermos, a/c etc..)

also, check the ISC motor, and make sure its not clogged up with carbon. would be a good idea to get some carby cleaner and clean it...
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Re: EB Stalling

Just to follow up on this post....

The drama was with the module on the side of the Dizzy.

As for the "Totally dead and no cranking". Well it helps when you stall to select N or P. hahaha. Hey the missus was driving not me!

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