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Low idle and tacho twitching after electrical cut out

The car is a 93 VW Cabriolet (Mk1 Golf/Rabbit). I was parked with the engine on lowering the hydro/electric roof when the engine and power cut out. I couldn't restart the car so checked the battery ...
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engine vibration under load

My 2009 Camry is doing the same thing, I put new motor mounts on, loosened them and re-tightened them and also cleaned the throttle body. Still have vibration coming from the engine. I have been told ...
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Vauxhall Corsa 2013 with rough idle - P0016 and P0017

I have a 2013 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Petrol that is suffering from rough idle. It has 48k miles on it. It previously suffered from the same issue and showed OBD code P00171. This was resolved by ...
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'92 Lumina needs throttle input to stay running

My 1992 Chevy Lumina 3.1 starts very rough; you have to press on the throttle to start it and it sputters - almost dies - in gear. I put a new fuel pump in a couple months ago and today I put a new ...
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Toyota Vitz rough idle

I have a 2005 Toyota Vitz with a 1KR-FE engine. When idling, there is a rough idle from time to time when the car is in Park, Neutral or when stopping in traffic, with vibrations shaking the car. The ...
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Engine running rough and a “Service StabiliTrak” message after vehicle has been sitting, why?

My 2013 Camaro 2LS has been sitting in my garage without being driven daily for about a month now, maybe longer. I have only driven it in my driveway to move things around in my garage. The last time ...
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'90 alfa 164 V6 3.0 12v bad idle when hot / hard to start / bad rev under 2000 rpm

I am getting a bad idle when the engine aforementioned is warm. Can somebody please help me troubleshoot this problem ? Here are the parameters when the engine is idling rough Any help will be ...
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Rough idle in neutral

I have a 6-speed 2012 135i, and whenever I idle in neutral, the car vibrates and makes a noise that I can only describe as sort of a faint grinding sound (it doesn't actually sound as bad as that ...
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Vibrates in Idle

I have a 1999 RAV4 with 120,000 that's vibrating at Stops when in Drive, but not when in Neutral. Would it help long term if I used Neutral when stopped? OR should I start looking for another car? I'...
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1975 Honda XL 250 has erratic idle / high idle when it's cold out

As stated, I have a 1975 Honda XL 250. It has a 1 cylinder 250cc ~24hp carbureted engine. The problem I'm running into is an inconsistent idle. In general it seems to have a low idle (what I want it ...
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Why is my car hesitating to accelerate only when I first start my car?

I've got a 1999 toyota corolla with over 170K miles, and I've had my fair share of problems over the years. Currently, I have this problem that my car seems to hesitate accelerating when I first ...
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I have a 2016 Hyundai accent sport, car dies when it's idling and the A/C is on

The car runs fine otherwise, just shutters and dies if the A/C is on and I'm idling. I put in new plugs and a purge valve, but the check engine light keeps going on and off over the past year. I ...
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2007 Toyota Corolla - Erratic Idling at traffic lights

Does anybody have any insight as to why this may be happening? My car stalled and refused to turn on one day while I was at a light, so I had it towed to my mechanic (whom I trust and has been doing ...
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Squealing and uneven idle, then tachometer drops to zero but engine keeps running

When I start my car, a belt seems to slip and then the tachometer reads zero RPM but the engine keeps running, but has weak power and only runs at low RPM. Any idea what's going on? The Symptoms: ...
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How stable should the camshaft frequency be?

I just got my first oscilloscope ( Hantek 1008C ) and I was looking at the camshaft signal on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L. It uses a two wire sensor. There is a single bump on the face of the camshaft ...
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2005 Saturn Ion running rough after running for 30 minutes

My 2005 Saturn Ion starts and runs great for about 30 minutes or so, then it starts running rough like the mixture is too rich. I have to let it sit for an hour or two and then it cranks and runs ...
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2002 Nissan Quest breaking down

I was given the vehicle after it had sat for over 7 months. It sat with 3/4-1/2 a tank of gas. It was not cranked once. It is now idling and running very rough. It doesn't want to accelerate and when ...
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Subaru Legacy 91 idle issues

Video going over issues: http://webm.land/media/8vlo.webm Started having issues a while ago with some fairly extreme shaking and surging while at idle (including cold starts). To try and resolve this ...
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1973 F100 360 FE 5.9L Stalls when put in gear

I've got a 73 F100 with a 360 FE and a C6 transmission. It idles fine but stalls when put in gear, with somewhat of a jump. New holley carb on it. Any idea why? I've also notice the idle speed going ...
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Sudden Random Misfire and Stalling RX300

Preface: This is my sister's car, so I was not there at the moments leading up to it misfiring and stalling, but I'm the one who gets to fix it. It's a '99 Lexus RX300, and about a month ago I ...
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Car engine stutters when hot, and sometimes stalls

My car (Suzuki Swift 1999, engine G10A 1.0) stutters and jerks when hot, after driving for like 10 to 15 minutes the problem arise. The strange thing is that when this happens and i turn off the ...
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2007 Mercury Mariner - Car is shaking and whining.

Today my car starting shaking and whining very badly, but only when I'm stopped and the car is in drive. If I put it in park or neutral the vibration stops. The shaking stops as soon as I start to ...
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Vehicle sputters on cold start on cold mornings

I have a 1998 Ford Explorer with really low miles (< 30,000 miles; classic "little old lady who only drove it to the grocery store once a week" type vehicle). The first time I start it on cold ...
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Engine splutters and dies when I rev it at low RPM, but at high RPM it revs fine

My Datsun 240k runs very rough at low RPM, and if I push the accelerator to the floor quickly, the engine splutters and dies. If I slowly rev the engine to about 3200 RPM, and then floor it, it revs ...
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Honda dirt bike with clone engine lots of problems

So I have a 110cc Honda trail. It has been getting colder where I live and my bike has been acting funny. first problem: At FULL throttle it starts to sputter and crackle. The second problem: does ...
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1998 Honda Accord V6 - Rough Idle/Stalling

My daughters accord idles really rough after driving it for about 10 minutes, but not as you are driving it, only when you stop. Then, when she stops, the car usually shuts off. It normally starts ...
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2001 Saturn L-200 replacing one tire

So, today I was driving and all of the sudden my front passenger tire blew out. I pull over to find out that I ran over some piece of metal and the tire is torn unrepairable. Luckily there was a tires ...
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Rough idle, Car hesitation (jolting sensation), Lack of Power, No check engine light

I have a 2006 honda fit and i am experiencing some Rough idle, Car hesitation (jolting sensation), Lack of Power in my car sprecially when the AC is on. And whenever i put the car on drive the rpm ...
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Suzuki Baleno station wagon, year 2000, camshaft sensor error, difficult idle with warm engine

Here is my problem When driving for a while in city traffic (stopping/accelerating a lot), check engine light turns on and the car starts to lose RPM at idle and wants to stall. It also wants to ...
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Suzuki Swift Bad Idle

I am having trouble with my Suzuki swift`s bad idle 2009 (Engine M13A - Transmission Manual ). The original problem was when i left the clutch in first gear to start from a stand still the rpm ...
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Rough Idle Only When in Drive with AC On

I have a 2010 Ford Escape and for a few years I've noticed that when the AC is on, the car idles very rough when in drive. If it's in park or neutral and the AC is running it's as smooth as silk. ...
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How Does a Stuck Purge Solenoid Cause Problems

In the WSM for my car, it lists "purge solenoid valve malfunction" as a cause of both a low idle with excessive shaking and loss of power during acceleration. I'm wondering the exact mechanism / why /...
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BMW e46 problems after Lysol in air intake

I was spraying Lysol into the cabin air intake (not the engine intake) right under windshield wipers while running the fans, and after doing this for several minutes (fans on the whole time, Lysol ...
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What will cause my Ford Expedition not to start?

I have a 1999 Ford Expedition. I was having trouble with it idling and now it won't start. What can cause this problem? Yesterday I was driving and had to double foot it to keep it idling. Every ...
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Irregular Fuel Pressure and a Old Clogged Fuel Filter

I was reading this article on vapor lock regarding my intermittent hot weather idle problems, and was wondering if an old, clogged fuel filter could cause intermittent fuel pressure problems and put ...
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Toyota manual transmission problem

I took my 2003 Toyota Matrix in to the dealership for service. It has 105,000 miles - the oxygen sensor needed replacing, but no other issues found. Now I feel as though I need to shift to a higher ...
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BMW E30 uneven idle especially when cold

My '90 E30 with the six cylinder M20 engine idles unevenly, especially when the engine is cold. A local mechanic said the mixture seems to be too fat but had no concrete solution saying I have to live ...
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Rough idle in Ford Capri mk2 1977 V6 with Solex carburetor

I know internet is filled with questions like this but I'm out of options so I turned into stackexchange as a great source of knowledge. So my old green capri has the rough idle. Car data: Ford ...
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Rough idle or slight miss at idle in relation to purge valve

I'm working on a 2006 Chrysler 300, with the 2.7L v6 (the internal water pump one). I just replaced the EGR valve due to a P0404 and surging while driving (verified with a scan tool the EGR valve ...
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I have a P0172 code Ford Focus, 2005- then I did a freeze frame; what does the following data mean?

My ford focus 2005, Zx3 has been acting up running real rough turning off from time to time, I bought an OBD2 scanner and the P0172 code came up. I changed the fuel filter and the car ran good for ...
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2006 Honda fit erratic idle and vibration when engine is cold and performance problems

I have a 2006 honda fit with a 1.3L i-dsi engine and an automatic transmission. The car starts up ok even if the engine is cold but when i shift it to drive (when cold) the rpm just jumps up and down ...
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2012 Ford Fusion Idling Rough

So I got my Fusion about 4 years ago and for about 2 and a half to 3 years, I've been having an issue where it will idle pretty roughly at stop lights and such. However, it RARELY does it at the first ...
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Corolla idle fluctuation and noise

This is a 2009 1.8 Corolla with 150k km on the 2ZR-FE engine. At idle RPM's cycle up and down by one or two hundred RPM and there is a gasping or rotational noise from the right hand (belt) side of ...
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Volvo XC60 T6 Petrol+LPG rough idle

I have a problem with 2012 XC60 T6+LPG. Engine is idling roughly, especially when cold. Coil packs are Ok. There is no noticeable vacuum leak in the intake. I can't safely rule out fuel supply ...
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93 Honda Civic LX - fluctuating revs, poor running

My Civic has done ~246,000 miles and is now running very poorly. While driving down Interstate Car bogs down stalls out and there's smoke from front and back. Spark plugs are fouled out and when ...
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Engine not rev over 3500 after new ECU installed same number

I have Honda civic vtec 1999 with D15 engine installed. ECU/PCM reporting error and mechanic told me this computing having issue in IC I bought new ECU same number but after connecting, car engine ...
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Does MAF has something to do with rough idle?

I am trying to solve my cars long issue in idles again. Cleaning the ICV did the trick before but it keeps coming back and I don't know what else to check. Here's the link in my previous question. ...
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Car idles a little funny

I haven’t used my car in about 4 days because I was out of town for the holidays. I just got back and when I started my car it started fine but my idle went down to 200-300 RPM, then RPMs went back to ...
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Low idle after adding gasoline

This has happened twice now. My 2000 toyota sienna runs fine until I went to add gasoline. Upon startup, my idle was immediately much lower. I can rev throttle and it sounds smoothly until I release ...
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Engine revs up when in park

I have a 2001 Saturn SC2, and occasionally when I put it in park after driving, it will rev up at a steady pace and just keep raising up the rpm, it does not stop unless I either put it back in drive (...