Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 11:52:41 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: stalling at stops

Shawn wrote: > My '88 900 keeps dying whenever I come to a stop sign/stop light. It > will start up again right away, but then stall again on the next stop. > Last time this > occured, about 3 years ago, it was a simple fix, I changed the battery > and was on my way. This time I changed the battery, but no change. I'd > like to hear > your suggestions as what to do next. Alternator is the first thing that > comes to mind, but I'd like your input. Well, it could be one of a number of things. Why do you think it's the laternator? The throttle dashpot is a common failure. It's job is to slow down the closing of the throttle plate, but when it fails the plate can just slam shut, causing a stall. This is what I'd check first. Or it could be the AIC, which is the motor operated valve which controls the idle. It's worth removing it, cleaning with carb cleaner, lubing with oil, and putting back in. Or it could be the throttle position switch. This you can check with a multimeter. -- Grunff

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