Message from discussion stalling at idle
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From: "Asbjørn" <asbj...@frisurf.no>
Subject: Re: stalling at idle
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 20:21:00 +0200
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"Rockinghorse Winner" <badass.super...@gmx.com> wrote in message
>* It may have been the liquor talking, but
> Eric <einazaki...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On May 26, 9:37?pm, Rockinghorse Winner <rwin...@badass.edu> wrote:
>>> Eric <einazaki...@yahoo.com> writes:
>>> >I have a 95 Legacy w/ less than 60K miles on it. ?I've recently
>>> >started experiencing a problem where the car will stall when idling.
>>> >So far I've only seen it stall when the car is warmed up (by that I
>>> >mean the temp gauge is at mid-scale). ?Usually, it stalls after it's
>>> >been idling for a little while (e.g. not right when I stop at a light
>>> >but maybe after 15-30 sec. or more). ?So far, when the car stalls it
>>> >has always been able to be restarted immediately after (I'm pretty
>>> >sure this is important but not sure how). ?It doesn't happen on every
>>> >trip. ?No CEL and no codes are generated. ?Also immediately prior to
>>> >seeing this stall issue, I had the coolant temp sensor (the one the
>>> >ECU uses) replaced because it was throwing codes. ?The car has been
>>> >seen by two shop, neither has been able to replicate the problem.
>>> >What kinds of malfunctions would tend to cause the kind of symptoms
>>> >I'm seeing? ?I've heard the idle air control valve mentioned a lot,
>>> >does that fit the profile? ?What about a dud temp sensor (or dirty
>>> >contacts). ?Anything else I should be looking at? ?Any problems
>>> >"common" to the EJ22E?
>>> Might clean the whole fuel rail - throttle body, ?injectors, etc. When's
>>> last time you cleaned the injectors?
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>> When's the last time I did what to the what? ;)
>> Since you say clean the throttle body, you're talking about doing more
>> than just throwing a bottle of gumout in the tank?
> Oh, yea. I mean taking apart the fuel rail and cleaning everything out,
> including the injectors. Most garages perform this service for a modest
As a matter of form.... the throttle body and the fuel rail are completely
but both may need some dismantling and internal cleaning.
I think I would start with the throttle body....