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Old 09-04-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Engine just shut off at idle!

Hey there I was drivin my bro's 5th gen and suddenly the engine shuts off at idle...I have a 4th gen and never had this problem before...i don't think it's the starter but maybe the ignition harness? I have no idea so any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
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not sure what the starter could have to do with it. The starter only does anything when the car is being.....started.

Did any warning lights come on? could be a bad alternator, bad MAF.....
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:49 PM   #3
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Does the car turn on then cut off? Does it turn over when u try to start it? If it runs then cuts off unplug the maf meter plug then start the car. If it runs and idles its the MAF....
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Does the car turn on then cut off? Does it turn over when u try to start it? If it runs then cuts off unplug the maf meter plug then start the car. If it runs and idles its the MAF....
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btw, what's up with "The Fastest N/A 5.5 Gen"....I hope you're not serious. Not on those heavy stock wheels
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:23 PM   #5
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check battery connection and test battery, make sure there are no intake leaks of any sort
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:41 AM   #6
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I never saw that test for the MAF. I just took a chance when mine started dying for no apparent reason (it was the MAF).
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:25 AM   #7
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Does this happen idle in drive, or in park? My 2000 used to die when it was in park and neutral. I replaced the IACV and never had the prob. again. I also heard that you can just clean the IACV, but i repl. instead. Might want to take a look at that if it dies in park. Mine never died in drive.
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Dont race on these, i have a set of SSR's for you... how bout u make a trip to MD and SEE ME!!
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check ur coils! i missed placed 1 of the parts in 1 of the coils because it came loose and i had this problem...i just put it where it went and i was good 2 go...

u on the othe rhand may have a bad coil
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:49 AM   #10
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thanx for da replies...it actually cranks up fine...then when i drive it's fine. but when i'm at a signal whether i'm in drive, neutral, or park, it just shuts off. very strange. I think it's a problem with the idle or something but i guess i'll try the maf or da coils. but i think the maf and coils make the car shutter and then die, but mine just dies silently. I don't even know it died until i gas it and the car doesn't move! any more input would be great!!! i'm sick of my car just dying!
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First, clean the TB (if it's 5.5 gen, do not move the butterfly). If that deosn't work, check the MAF.
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