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BMW P0171 & P0174

So i have a BMW 328i with roughly about 155k miles, no drivability issues. However as soon as the car gets decently low on gas, the car starts to act up by surging and eventually stalling out as if it ...
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Clicking sound. Revs decrease and increase

I just bought a 2nd hand 2004 Corolla and am worried it's a lemon. When idling the engine feels like it going to lose power and the revs go down, then there's a clicking sound and the revs increase. ...
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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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Can carbon buildup on a valve seat cause idle surging?

I've got a 1994 BMW 325iC that won't pass smog (for more details, see this thread). I took it to a shop to get both a leak-down and compression test done with some interesting numbers: Cylinder 1 ...
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Idle issue on a 91-92 Accord

I got this car a while ago. I started to fix it up and noticed more and more problems so I was just gonna sell it. It turns out that my truck doesn't make a good commuter. Who knew, right? So I ...
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2009 Hyundai i30 Wagon Surging

I fill my tank full, travel approx 300km to 350km this is when tank is quarter full (as seen on the gauge) so I go and fill up my car roughly 35lt which means I had 15-20 lt fuel in the car. I have to ...
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99 1.3 Corolla 4E-FE engine - possible detonation, surging

Sorry for joining up and immediately asking a question but I'm stumped with my old Corolla. I haven't had it very long, only doing about 1500 miles, but I've got a couple of niggling issues that have ...
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Suzuki Swift running cold - replaced thermostat and the issue persists

My 1994 Suzuki Swift Sedan 1.3L with 280,0000 miles has been running cold for a while now. I can't get my self warm with the heater in the mornings when there is frost. It surges climbing up a ...
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Engine surges when depress accelerator past a certain point

I have a 2003 manual Nissan Almera S petrol 1.5L with only 75,000 miles on the clock. Today the engine has started to surge. If I depress the accelerator pedal more than approx. ½ inch - 1 inch, the ...
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Car jerks when stopped in traffic

I replaced the PCV valve of my Toyota Vitz 2007 some time back, due to oil level reducing. After I got the car back from the mechanic, it had this weird behavior of making a sudden jerk after five or ...
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High Idle and Engine Noise in Chrysler 300c Hemi [closed]

I recently bought a 300, it had 170000 miles on it. When I test drove it nothing felt wrong what so ever. Week later it started turning off by itself in the middle of the freeway or alleys. Got it ...
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Surging idles - Anyonebody?Honda()

I have a Honda it has a standard 4cyl b21a1 1990 Honda prelude (should have specified was in a rush) I recently changed the head gasket(it went bad would puff out white smoke when I cranked on the key ...
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Extremely high then fluctuating idle at very cold temperatures

Twice in the past month my 92 Civic has exhibited really bad idle behavior in temperatures around 10-20 degrees F. When first starting the engine, it idles at something like 2000-2500 RPMs (by ear; no ...
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What can I do to get my car to stop surging?

2001 Chevy Malibu has been surging for the past 2 years. The transmission has been checked, I had just replaced the catalitic converter around the same time the car started surging. I took off the MAF ...
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'00 Volvo S40 Idle surging

The idle surges when in neutral and park, but there is no noticeable surge in gear or reverse. The car has an automatic transmission, if that makes a difference. I have to this point replaced the ...
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What is surging?

I've been reading a few of the questions here just to learn a bit more about cars out of curiosity and one thing I see quite a bit is the word "surging" I searched and I'm not seeing any straight and ...
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Sluggish Acceleration, Minor Surging

I have a 2000 Infiniti i30 with 160K miles that is in fantastic shape. I purchased it from a mechanic who had gotten it from a customer who basically ended up not wanting it. The mechanic replaced the ...