My $200 find, known as "the Beastlyvan," has only one major issue that bothers me.
The engine stalls when decelerating from highway speeds, such as when preparing to make a turn or approaching a stoplight.
It idles fine (perhaps even a little fast, I'm not sure - in a moment, I'll tell you why I believe so) and does not stall under any other circumstance. Whatever the issue is, I believe it may be contributing to poor gas mileage as well.
This is a 1990 Grand Voyager LE with a 3.3 liter V6 and over 170k miles. It came with the stalling problem. Shortly after I purchased it, I had the fluids changed and my oil and air filters replaced. No obvious problems (like debris in the fluids) were noted.
Just after participating in this discussion, I remembered that this van (the 3.3 liter) is fuel injected and uses a distributorless ignition system. While the advice already given would be helpful with normally aspirated models, it doesn't work for this van. Any ideas?
As for the idling, last week my girlfriend's Subaru broke down (fuel pump). It was about 2am, so I bought a tow strap and towed it to the shop with my van (an adventure it was, yes). The van pulled her car just fine at idle, that is why I think it might be idling a little fast.
Any help you can offer to make the Beastlyvan a little less beastly would be appreciated. :wink:
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 AT 2:32 PM