Help please .. stalling engine

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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    This re my daughter's van ... it keeps stalling in dangerous places ... traffic light, crossroads and roundabouts. In order to get it going again she has to really rev it to a ridiculous level and it isn"t the way she drives .. it happens with others. It is almost as though the fuel suddenly has a blip ... recently she had a new hose so it can't be that. Any suggestions please.. Thank you.
     
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    Hello Joy, I know it will cost, but has it been serviced recently? It could just be something simple that would be picked up at service, if it has just been serviced take it back (y)
     
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    It will be fuel or electrics and my bet is fuel....
    What make and vehicle is it ....?
     
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    Joy it sounds as if it is being starved of something either air or fuel........check that ha air filter is clean first of all........if clear could be dirty fuel.......in your case you may need to get someone to have it given a once over.
     
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    Hi joy.. I know I saw the van at terry's but can't remember much about it other than it looked good when Terry finished it.... put a few details up on what it is ie make year diesel/petrol etc and ill bet someone will have an idea
    Hope all is well...
    Andym
     
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    Blocked air filter.....it would do it all the time and belch out black smoke when it did run.
    Blocked fuel filter.....it wouldn't rev properly at all.
    Electrical fault....Maybe a faulty fuel cut off solenoid or similar but could also be an intermittant faulty crank or cam position sensor.
    Faulty fuel pump.

    Clutching at straws as its impossible to diagnose without being there.
     
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  7. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Thanks John... will take copy of those suggestions .. it is really a matter of not being fleeced by a garage. With those we sound like we know what we are talking about.
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Thank you everyone will look at all your answers and deal each one in turn. Your help is very much appreciated.
     
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    Don't know how old it is Joy.
    You say it had a new fuel pipe fitted.
    If it's got a mechanical injector pump, rather than a high pressure electric pump, it may be drawing air in between the tank and lift pump or tank and injector pump if its a combined pump......possibly at the fuel filter if not the new pipe.
    At higher revs it may not be as noticeable as more fuel is being pulled through the system.
    If it's a JTD engine this won't apply but if its a TDiD it could apply.
     
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    if the old fuel pipe was replaced because it was perished it may well have caused the fuel filter to partly block up
     
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    If it's an older type of van, check if it has a rubber priming bulb or pushbutton near the filter, these sometimes perish and draw in air at low revs, stalling the engine (y)
     
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  12. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Computer dumbo here. Please can someone tell me how to copy this entire page so I can paste it to my daughter on an e mail. Thank you.
     
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    Hi Joy
    if you hold down the left mouse button and scroll over/highlight what you want to copy you can then paste it into word or on an e mail. You may need to delete all the unwanted bits -avatars etc
     
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    edit beaten to it (again)
     
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  17. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Thank you everyone. Have tried your suggestions. Will let you know what the problem is once known. Help much appreciated.
     
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    click on the page then on keyboard press and hold the CTRL key then briefly the a key then the c key
    open a new email and click in the message area, press and hold CTRL again then briefly the v key

    copies and pastes the entire page
     
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    oops just thought if not a laptop and using a tablet, you need to select all the text on the page, copy to clipboard and paste into email. varies in method between an ipad and an android
     
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    Joy, it would help if you told us the vehicle, petrol or diesel, make model etc.
     
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