Engine stalls

Tiny
ERIN23
  • 1998 HOLDEN VECTRA

Just after starting the engine often the car will stall. When I am stopped at traffic lights, as a go to accelerate the car stalls. If I put the throttle to the floor, there is no acceleration and there is a weird noise as though the car doesn't know what gear to go in. Recently as I have been going to accelerate after stopping the traction control light flashes and I don't seem to have traction or power (it was raining)

I bought it off a mechanic who fixed the blown head gasket, replaced the cam sensor, fuel filter, oil, oil filter, spark plugs and leads.

I have recently replaced the air filter and the tires have plenty of tread. Help please.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 11:47 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a vacuum leak somewhere by the engine or the intake manifold is leaking, here is a guide that will show you how to find it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

You should also run the codes to see what come up

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 12:45 PM
Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1998 Holden Vectra 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 196543 miles

hi
I have 1998 holden vectra and I have severe engine stalling problem as soon as I deacclerate when this happens engine light comes on also some time TCS light comes on the the vehicle loose pick up and does not acclerate.I tried toc check the problem myself and I found some thing unusual when I trun on the ignition and leave it on for some time without engine running the TCS light glows and at the same time I can hear some kind of noise in the hood near inlet manifold and fuel injection rail as if some kind of kneumatic cylinder is actuating. Can u please tell me whats the problem. Thank you.

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 1:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I there,

You will have to get a diagnostic code scan done to read any unresolved fault codes, I will need any codes to help work out what is going on, the noise may well be the idle control motor cycling through its range.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 1:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1997 HOLDEN VECTRA
  • 19,000 MILES

It will run untill it gets hot then just dies it dosent seam to be a fuel problem though then if you crank the moter it somtimes backfires in the manifold.

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 1:04 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Possibly a cam angle sensor as they are very problematic on these cars, get a scan for any fault codes first, start here.

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