CHEVY LUMINA STALLS WHEN FOOT IS TAKEN OFF THE GAS PEDAL

  • Tiny
  • causewaygrl
  • 1991 Chevrolet Lumina
  • 140,000 miles

I have a 91 Lumina Euro. My friend just replaced the starter. Immediately afterwards, I took the car out for a test drive. Now it is wanting to stall when I take my foot off the gas pedal. Also, I hear a screeching sound while starting the car. Any ideas?

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011 AT 8:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Were you having this problem before the work was done? How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? You should be able to check those codes, yourself.

With any idle issue, I clean the threottle-body and idle air control.

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011 AT 9:04 PM
  • Tiny
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I was not having the stalling problem before the repair was done. I will check for codes.

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011 AT 10:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Did you have the battery disconnected?

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Sunday, October 9th, 2011 AT 10:10 PM
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The battery is a good thought.

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Monday, October 10th, 2011 AT 2:11 PM
  • Tiny
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If he disconnected the battery, it's going to have to go through relearn and that's probably why we haven't heard back from him.

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Monday, October 10th, 2011 AT 4:48 PM
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When you mentioned battery, I knew what you were refering to, I always seem to forget that. Have a good day.

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Monday, October 10th, 2011 AT 5:05 PM

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