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#96 of 511 Engine stalls upon deceleration
Aug 23, 2005 (8:27 am)
I have a Nissan Quest 1996 with 74,000 miles. I have a mysterious problem that is driving me nuts, and the Dealer cannot figure out the problem either. The engine runs very well but then it stalls when it gets warm, only upon deceleration. That is, when I left my foot off the pedal. Particularly, when I am turning. It does not happen all the time -- an intermittent problem. However, the engine does start again easily. The CHECK ENGINE light goes on and then later on off. I went to the Dealer three times: the first time they adjusted the idle choke, the second they found debris in on the airflow meter, and the third they found nothing! In all cases the diagnostic machine indicates LEAN FUEL. They are reluctant to change something else, which may turn out to be the wrong thing gain.
#98 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [hngeme]
Oct 31, 2005 (3:35 pm)
I have the same problem with my 94 Mercury Villager. Still trying to figure out what the problem could be... Any luck??? Please let me know.
#99 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [rich_92]
by claires HOST
Nov 01, 2005 (11:57 am)
Since it seems that there hasn't been an answer here, you might try asking the folks in the Idle or Stalling Problems: All Vehicles discussion. Just click the link to get there.
#100 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [claires]
Nov 01, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Thanks for the reply. But I wanted to tell you that I've faced this problem on cold mornings & what I do now is to heat up the engine by revving it up to 3500 rpm for like 2 mins. After that there are'nt any stalls. Besides I find the exhaust smells of gas. It does not come inside the van but when I step out it smells quite a bit. Do you have a clue? I was thinking of replacing the spark plugs, fuel filter & maybe the oxygen sensor.
#101 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [rich_92]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 01, 2005 (2:17 pm)
Hi Rich, I'm not a wrench turner but I'd clean my throttle body first to rule that out. It's a issue with my '99 Quest every year or so, but my symptoms are a sticky throttle, not a stall when I'm coasting.
Another easy thing to do is swing by an auto parts store and ask them to see if any codes are being thrown off - lots of places will do that for free.
You could have something flaky going on with one of the computer modules or something too I suppose. There should be some ideas over in the stalling discussion that Claires linked to.
#102 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [hngeme]
Nov 17, 2005 (11:58 am)
I'm having the same prob with my 94 Villager (140K). It just started a week ago. It intermittently stalls on turns, while coasting, and after you start to pull away after a stop. It doesn't matter if the engine's warm or cold. It also has the strong exhaust fuel smell someone else mentioned, if that's related.
Did you get it figured out on your van? Does anyone have any ideas?
#103 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [rnfunk2]
Nov 18, 2005 (9:07 pm)
You checked all vacumn hoses? Air leak could cause too rich condition with EMS computer which would give you fuel smell. FD
#104 of 511 Re: Engine stalls upon deceleration [fdubois]
Nov 19, 2005 (12:17 am)
Thanks, will have it checked.
Mechanic found out the stalling issue is due to the "idle air control valve". One of the solenoids on it is broke. Will put it in this week and see what happens! Just wanted to update in case someone else has this prob.
#105 of 511 Will not start after running to almost empty
Sep 19, 2005 (1:42 pm)
my car will not start, i was driving and it shut off in a restaurant parking lot. i had to start it several times to make it home. Once I got it home will try to start but has not started as of yet I have a 1996 Mercury Villager. Can anyone please help me?