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 Post subject: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Yet another issue...

When I start my EL Falcon when it is cold, it feels as though it is about to stall until I tap the throttle a little, then it's fine thereafter. If I start I while warm, it starts fine.

Also, when stationary, if I turn the lights or wind down the front power windows, the revs drop a little.

Is this a common problem?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Two problems sound unrelated.

The latter could be a battery on its way out or most likely an alternator issue.

How old is your battery?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:29 pm 
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I've only had the car for a coupl of months now... I was thinking either the battery or alternator for one of the issues.

I have no idea about the other issue though - how it keeps on wanting to stall upon starting when cold :-/
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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:39 pm 
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I would recomened you clean the throttle body with some cleaner, first,

I would also check you battery and alternator output,
If its been cold where you are, batteries hate the cold, We sell more batteries starting at the first frosty morning,

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:32 am 
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I've given the throttle body a good clean with some throttle body cleaner several times over the last couple of weeks, so it should still be relatively clean.

I'll have to test the battery output & charging capacity of the alternator, but will probably just end up replacing the battery as it does sound as though it is starting to give up (engine doesn't turn anywhere near as quick while starting the first time for the day).
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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:19 am 
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Have you cleaned out the idle speed control motor? Id be doing that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:44 pm 
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lee lee le bonk wrote:
Have you cleaned out the idle speed control motor? Id be doing that.


Probably a stupid question, but where is the Idle Speed Control Motor located exactly? And what is the best method of cleaning this?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 12:45 am 
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put some high grade fuel in it as well. I was having idle trouble and this cleard it up nicely.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Falcon almost stall...
Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 7:28 am 
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louie0408 wrote:
put some high grade fuel in it as well. I was having idle trouble and this cleard it up nicely.


I'm a firm believer in this also, and that's why I only ever use premium grade fuel; preferably BP Ultimate - so I'm already doing that one mate! :)
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