Dies when put into gear or stopping at light

Tiny
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  • 1994 ACURA VIGOR
  • 214,000 MILES
Dies when put into gear or stopping at light
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Monday, December 17th, 2012 AT 11:36 PM

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Tiny
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You will need to take it to a parts store so they could check the codes for you. This could be a vacuum leak or low fuel pressure also.
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Monday, December 17th, 2012 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
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I took it to advance auto parts to run the check engine light diagnostic but since the check engine light isn't on it couldn't tell me anything. The light did turn on but only once and it wasn't on for very long.
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 2:52 AM
Tiny
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What is the idling speed?
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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I'm not really sure I know what it should be but my fiance took it to a shop and he stated that the problem was being cause by a bad egr (erg) valve or a clogged fuel filter I don't have a book on my car though and cant locate the fuel filter or the valve in question without some kind of diagram but haven't found one. Anybody know where I can get a fuel system schematic or schematic for the location of an egr valve?
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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I don't think the diagnosis is correct. Problem is most likely due to low idling speed and cleaning the throttle body and IAC and readjusting the idling speed should help.
If that fails to help, have the valve clearances checked.
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
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Ok I adjusted the idleing speed and cleaned the iac and throttle body to the best of my ability and I replaced all of the spark plugs because there was oil in them and the car is still doing the same thing, however today while I was attempting to drive the car to see if the issues were resolved a person stopped and told me that my catalytic converter was glowing red. I have never seen anything on my car glow red ever what could cause this? Is it a new symptom from the same issue or is it a symptom of a whole new problem?
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Friday, December 21st, 2012 AT 5:34 AM
Tiny
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This sounds like the same problem. The converter gets very hot because it has a possible restriction. Remove the O2 sensor does the car idle then?
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Friday, December 21st, 2012 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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The catalytic converter is glowing red hot because of a bad misfiring in at least one of the cylinders. The stalling should be due to this as well.

Chcked the valve clearances. Were the sparkplug wires checked?
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Friday, December 21st, 2012 AT 12:34 PM

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