Stalling while driving

Tiny
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  • 1995 INFINITI J30
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,600 MILES
95 infiniti-j-30, stalls while driving-starts right back up
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Friday, November 12th, 2010 AT 6:27 PM

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Tiny
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Was there any abnormalities in engine performance etc prior to it stalling?

Dose it stall only when slowing down or even while cruising?

Does the dash indictor lights turn on when it stalled?
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Sunday, November 14th, 2010 AT 8:33 AM
Tiny
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It seamed to run fine before--mostly when slowing down -dash lights turn on when stall
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Monday, November 15th, 2010 AT 11:24 PM
Tiny
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Stalls when slowing down-sometimes when turning--but not when cold
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for the delay in replying. Since the upgrade our system is not yet back to normal yet so some delays could not be avoided.

Since the stalling occurs only when gas pedal is released and at slow speed, it most likely is an idling system fault.

When cold the fast idle would be in operation so the idling speed is increased. After warming the idling speed would drop and if the idle air intakes ia partially clogged, the idling speed would be lower than expected resulting in stalling at times.

Get the throttle body and Auxilary Air Control Valve (AACV or commonly known as IAC )cleaned and retest.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:20 PM
Tiny
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How do I clean the aacv or iac my self
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Get a can of carb cleaner.
Remove the air cleaner hose.

Spray carb cleaner into the throttle body.
Use a tooth brush to clean the interior of the throttle body with throttle plate fully opened.
Repeat till the interior is clean.

Disconnect the AACV from the intake manifold.
Use carb cleaner to clean the interior passages of the AACV.
Reinstall and restart enginew after installing all components.

Engine might be difficult and struggle to start due to the presence of carb cleaner and might even stall. Let engine run for a while with a little accelerator pressure until it stabilises and there could be excessive smoke from exhaust as well.
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Monday, November 22nd, 2010 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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I have a 97 J30 and I am experiencing the same problem as described but with a few additional symptoms:
1. The car sometimes seems to struggle shifting, including sometimes seemingly downshifting at random times or switching back and forth between gears.
2. More recently the car hesitates to start after leaving it sit for several hours (overnight, etc.). At first the car will sound like it isn't going to start at all but if I hold the key it sort of gains momentum and ends up starting
Am I potentially describing the same issue? Or perhaps the above issue plus others?
I'd be happy to provide more information as necessary.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 2:04 AM
Tiny
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If the MIL is indicating, get a scan done to retrieve the trouble codes.

You should have more problems on hand. The difficult starting when cold could be due to a problem with the fuel pressure. Get the fuel pressure checked and perform a leak down test if pressure test is good.

Clean the MAF and also those as described in previous post.

The erratic shifting could be due to a bad throttle position sensor or transmission related faults. If the speedometer reading is erratic, it would cause transmission shifting fault as well.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 AT 12:03 PM

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