Date: Mon, 07 Dec 1998 13:33:27 GMT
From: mikeenopsamdu (Michael)
Subject: Re: Coughs and splutters when setting off

Try cleaning the throttle body with gumout. Also check the hoses around AIC valve. The backfire sounds like timing may be off. On Sun, 6 Dec 1998 18:44:22 -0000, "Robert Booth" <> wrote: >Can anybody point me in the right direction to solve the problem I have on >my '89 900S 16V. >Recently when I come to a stop at a junction or set of lights when I press >the accelerator to set off again the engine will cough, splutter and >occasionally backfire and generally run very roughly. The only way I can get >on the go again is to keep pressing the accelerator until the revs build up >(this doesn't happen immediately - it revs slightly then splutters and so >on) and then wheelspin across the junction - not good for tyres or police >attention!!! Its like when you press the accelerator the engine revs just >die. I thought it might have been a combination of the recent cold weather >and the fact that it hasn't run for about 2 weeks but when I eventually got >it on the motorway it seemed to have a slight misfire even doing 70 mph. > I had a similar problem a few months back but that time the engine would >die completely (mainly at junctions, but did do it on normal roads just >driving along), the check engine light would illuminate, and the car would >be very, very difficult to restart - if at all. This seemed to be cured by >taking the throttle position sensor off and spraying contact cleaner into it >(its the switch type sensor incidentally). > >Any info or pointers would be much appreciated. > >Rob Booth. > >

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