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 Post subject: idle problem fixed!
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:36 pm 
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hey guys,

My car has been doing some weird s**t for the past month and ive finally figured out what it was..

the car was..

a) on a cold startup it wouldent hold a steady idle, and it would hunt up and down, and stall if you dident manually keep the revs up to it.

b) whilst driving along and giving it a little bit it would break up (sound like its hitting revlimiter) from 3 to 3500rpm, after this it would rev freely through the rev range.

I tried everything to fix it, including..

a) changed leads
b) changed plugs
c) changed fuel filter
d) cleaned air filter
e) every time of "pour it in your fuel tank and it'll fix it s**t)

and it turned out all it was, was the TPS (throttle position sensor) $95.

Just thought i'd post it up, hopefully this helps someone that may have the same problem and can't find it!

Cheers,
Rob
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:44 pm 
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that would have been almost the first thing i would have tested as leads, plugs, fuel and air filter dont change the idle speed. Would be more of a miss and maybe stalling when the pedal was dumped due to starving of fuel if filter was badly blocked.
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:56 pm 
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Good to see you finally sorted it out... and along the way it got a good tune up. Must be driving nice now.
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:17 pm 
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yeah, not too bad.. apart from the gearbox! but hey, I think most e-series owners have gear box problems!
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:28 pm 
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Yep... stupid autos
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:57 pm 
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This may have shown up with a K.O.E.O. test of the ECU.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:02 pm 
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XCH45R where did you get he TPS?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:36 am 
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auto-one, repco wanted $135.. Rip Every Poor C*** Off
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:46 am 
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Repco's my LAST resort on a sunday...
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 7:09 pm 
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hmm, this dident actually fix the problem, its back to it's old ways again, this is seriously pissing me off. :(
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:03 pm 
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yeah, not too bad.. apart from the gearbox! but hey, I think most e-series owners have gear box problems!


Ummm not me as I have clocked up 202505km with absolutely no problems what so ever in 5 years of ownership :D :D

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:27 pm 
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wait till u hit around 250k.. thats when they all come out of the dark.. :( lol
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:32 pm 
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Maybe its time to take it to a garage
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:35 pm 
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wait till u hit around 250k.. thats when they all come out of the dark.. :( lol


Well I will wait and see as I got my Auto a Full- serviced treatment when my EL was at the 195000km mark.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:12 pm 
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all i can say, is good luck! lol
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