THE CAR HAS BEEN DYING WHEN COME TO A STOP

  • Tiny
  • kneighbors
  • 1986 Plymouth Reliant
  • 113,000 miles

Where is coil and fuel filter on this car? Could this be what the problem is? It doesn't do it all the time. Just a few times. Just got oil changed. Someone said it could be coil or fuel filter, but don't know where these are located on this car to see if it's something we can do ourselves.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 10:09 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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Other than diesel trucks, you'll never solve a running problem on a Chrysler product by replacing the fuel filter. They often last the life of the car. The ignition coil is not something to even be thinking about because that would cause stalling at any speed and it would not be able to be restarted, at least not right away until it cooled down.

Sounds like the battery might have been disconnected or run dead recently. If so, the Engine Computer lost its memory and has to relearn "minimum throttle" before it will know when it must be in control of idle speed. It also might not give you the normal "idle flare-up" to 1500 rpm when you start the engine. To meet the conditions for the relearn to take place, drive at highway speed with the engine warmed up, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 10:15 PM

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