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Arosa randomly stalling

Discussion in 'Arosa' started by coconuts, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. coconuts

    coconuts Guest

    My dads 99 Arosa 1 liter has stalled a randomly a few times on him, once as hes was on the motorway and it just stalled after he had drove 20 miles, another time it just stalled as he was parking up after driving 10 miles and the other time he had drove the my place, less than a mile and when he was leaving it wouldn't start. After each occurrence the car turns over fine ruling out the battery but just won't start. When the car is left for a while, say 30 minutes or so after a few more turns it will start and drive perfectly. No lights and the dash come on. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    Boo The original wee beastie

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    Usually its caused by a dirty throttle body or the cable needs a little tweak. Sometimes changing the plugs and the leads also helps but, cleaning out the throttle body usually helps.
     
  3. coconuts

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    Where can i find that in the engine bay? Any other ideas what it might be also? Thanks
     
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    Boo The original wee beastie

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    The throttle body is under the air filter housing. I would imagine its a combination of that and dodgy plugs/leads.
     
  5. coconuts

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    What would i need to clean the throttle body?
     
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    Boo The original wee beastie

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    5mm Allen key, cloths, cotton buds (try to get the baby ones) Carb cleaner from Hellfrauds. If your not feeling confident about what your doing then don't do it get someone else to.
     
  7. coconuts

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    No doing it won't be a problem just wondering what I'd need. If it isnt the throttle or plugs is there anything else it could be?
     
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    Boo The original wee beastie

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    No idea as it usually is plugs/leads and a dirty throttle body.
     
  9. coconuts

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    I'll try out that and report back, thanks.
     
  10. coconuts

    coconuts Guest

    I've cleaned the throttle body although it wasn't hardly dirty at all and I changed the plugs, not leads yet as its Sunday and nowhere around open. The car hasn't stalled yet and I've driven over 30 miles but the idle speed is very erratic, as in idle would be around 2000rpms but goes up and down. I've taken off air box ect twice more to see if I left anything off but nothing, any ideas?
     
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    Boo The original wee beastie

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    You could check the throttle cable isnt too loose and also check the plugs themselves.
     

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