Low Idle and car shuts off

Posted by gotmyeclipse, Jul 7, 2012
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  1. gotmyeclipse

    gotmyeclipse Proven Member

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    Hi there i have a bit of a problem, i have an A/T dsm and its acting like a M/t, sometimes when i go to a full stop, my car engine will idle really low and then shut off. thing is i have an A/T and i dont think thats suppose to happen, i had to pump gas for the engine to keep going or put in on neutral when im on a stop. Any body has experienced this before?
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    I had a lot of idle issues with my 1g, when cruising I couldn't keep a constant speed because my idling was messed up. Lost story short, I was having an idle surge which was cause by a boost leak. My 1g would bounce around at a stopped idle going between ~600 to ~1200. I found a major boost leak and fixed some smaller ones and it fixed my idle issues. After that I was idling at a constant 1100 and it fixed my idle surges while driving. Have you ever had any issues with a boost leak? It might be something to look into anyways. hope this helps
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    As stated, check for vacuum leaks. My gs did something similar.
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    thanks!

    any idea how much does it cost to get that fixed?
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    Boost leaks aren't typically expensive, my big leak was from a gash in the pcv tube from the vc to the intake mani. Hoses are pretty cheap, like maybe a dollar per foot, I used fuel lines cause they are thicker and a lot More reliable, and that was like 2 dollars per foot or something like that. Most boost/vacuum leaks are gonna be from small tubing that either got punctured or clamp is going back. Have you ever done a blt? It's easy to find your leaks that way.
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    Possibly a large air/vacuum leak.... Do you have any CEL's that you know of? If not, then double check. Any work done on the car recently? I would start there. A good way to find (air/vacuum leaks) is (cigarette smoke) or (dark-colored smoke), even if you do not smoke as I do not either.
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