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#1 pringle18



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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

Hi Folks,

New to the site and like what i see.

I have a question, hoping some1 may be able to answer.

I have had problems with the car stalling when its hot and coming to a stop at junctions etc. I have replaced the idle control valve for a second hand one and this now is over revving the car and this making it un-driveable!! Posted Image

Has anyone had this problem before? Was it definately the idle control valve or was it something else?

Any help at all would be great!!


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#2 martync



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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

I had over reving problem turned out to be a split breather pipe at the back of the engine I replaced it now its fine

#3 Stoney871


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

Check all pipes and also check the condition of your replacement icv.
Sometimes secondhand does not save money, i'd recommend buying new for parts like that.

#4 Andy 1965

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

Check the throttle position sensor. Unplug it and see how she idles. If okay, replace it. Easy job, I have done it on my car.

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