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 Post subject: car stalls when idle
Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:03 am 
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I have a 2000 ford festiva trio s. The car stalls when idle at the lights or intersection. At first, I thought it was to do with a hot day. But I could drive to work the next day without the car stalling. but again the next day, it did it again... no leaking, no sputtering... just dies... and then i can restart in 5 minutes...but this is so embarrassing and dangerous on highways.....there's no "check engine" light popping up.....(does this car even have this light???) i dont know what to do..
I called Lube mobile and they could not find the problem. I took it to Ultra tune and still they could not find the problem.

any ideas would be very helpful..
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 Post subject: Re: car stalls when idle
Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:03 pm 
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Hey,

I would check the obvious.....

Battery terminals.
Coil connections.
Coil lead.
Ignition switch.

Could be the simplest thing, most overlooked....

Good luck with it

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 Post subject: Re: car stalls when idle
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Take it to a work shop wich have and know how to use diagnostic tools. You will find what's the problem in no time. I can't stress the "know how to use them" part enough.
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 Post subject: Re: car stalls when idle
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:07 am 
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I don't know anything about cars but I had the same symptoms and it was the fast idle solenoid that was stuffed. If the newer cars have them, put power on that and make sure it works
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 Post subject: Re: car stalls when idle
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:44 pm 
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87SIlude wrote:
Take it to a work shop wich have and know how to use diagnostic tools. You will find what's the problem in no time. I can't stress the "know how to use them" part enough.


The Festiva has a fairly useless self diagnostic ability.
Even so there are alot of faults that will log a code but not bring on the check light.
Also being an intermittent problem it may not actually be all that easy to find.

 

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 Post subject: Re: car stalls when idle
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:03 pm 
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fuel pump?
dizzy rotor?
ign coil?
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 Post subject: Re: car stalls when idle
Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:28 pm 
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If Its a 2000 model it'll tell you alot, although it sounds like the car needs a intake manifold clean and the isc iac whatever it has checked.
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