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Why would your 1996 Eclipse stall when you slow down to idle speed then the problem goes away and it runs great for a fiew minutes or sometimes hours?

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2010-08-23 20:23:15

Could be a sign of your fuel pump about to go out. I would start

by getting the injectors professionally cleaned (I don't mean that

cheap bottled crap they sell at the parts store). If the problem

persists, have your fuel pump pressure checked.

My 96 Eclipse has the exact same problem and it needs a new

computer module. I did everything else possible for it and that's

the only thing left. They're kind-of hard to find because

apparently they tend to die a lot on this kind of car. Go ahead and

try cleaning the fuel injectors, but it did nothing for me.

I'm dealing with the same problem with intermittent car dying

and checked the wiring for shorts, checked all connections, battery

and alt working properly. I think I have 3 problems actually. I

believe the vapor/liquid separator is bad allowing fuel into the

vapor line if I fill tank past halfway. My radiator has a leak and

I'm suspicious it may be clogged and not cooling properly but

sometime the car cuts off before the engine warms up or within a

mile which I think is either the computer is shorting out or maybe

an air sensor. Possibly coil When it dies it takes a few minutes

before it will start up. When I turn key to on and the dash lights

come on, if the check engine light doesn't momentarily come on I

know it wont start. I see it I know it will. I checked for 12v on

the coil pack power wire and when it shuts down and not immediately

start there's no volts. I wait a few and then suddenly 12v again

and will start. So the ASD relay might be going out or something is

telling it to cut power. I'm at a loss really. I did clean out the

throttle body and installed a new CAS and worked fine until I got

more gas earlier and then stalls on way home after stopping kinda

fast (separator valve) but even after I got it home it will idle

for a number of minutes and simply die each time if at normal temp

gauge reading or cooled off. So maybe not radiator. I keep topped

off constantly. It's like something is just turning the power off.

Going now to clean the IAC, MAF, TPS and throttle body and plate.

Good luck to you and hopefully that gives you some ideas.

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