I drive a 1995 Ford Escort LX, 1597cc, 56000 miles. I am stalling at traffic lights and when parking, but the car is giving no sign of discomfort or warning of impending stalling, to the extent that I have tried to drive away and then realised it's stalled. It is not an issue with me not clutching down, but as I know very little about cars I have no idea what else it could be. I did have the car serviced when I bought it and there was a problem with the fuel injection system, I was told that replacing it would solve the problems with the car idling so low and then stalling would not occur. My car does still idle low, although only intermittently, but every time I park it stalls three or four times.
Your problem is probably the idle air valve. It is a silver looking item about the size of a small flashlight sitting on the intake manifold with an elecrical connector on one end.
Have a mechanic remove and clean it as they will carbon up causing your problem. If it still persists replace the unit, about $100 US price Good luck
May, 11, 2006 AT 6:26 AM
Your response worries me as I took my car to the ford garage on 13 april and had my air valve replaced, I am returning to rapid fit on Monday and hope they can help, but if you have any other ideas I would be grateful
May, 11, 2006 AT 8:26 AM
Humm make sure they check the clutch hydraulic system if it only stalls when the clutch is depressed.