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2001 Holden Vectra stalls when slowing

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Apr 25, 2017, 10:20 PM

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2001 Holden Vecta JS 11, 2.6, 253,000

I recently (21/04/16) started having an issue where my car stalls when slowing down from 70km/h+ speeds. This mostly happens on the exit ramp of the highway. The car's steering locks up and the engine stalls and the CEL, the fuel light and the battery light all come on. The first time it happened, the car stuttered back on and was fine, since then, I have been pulling over to turn of the engine and restart it. The car starts fine after being switched off.

I haven't tried fixing it yet, been looking for a starting point


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Apr 26, 2017, 5:36 AM

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Re: 2001 Holden Vectra stalls when slowing Sign In

You may have a bad IAC ( idle air control) but try cleaning the throttle body first. Remove the intake snorkel, have someone hold the throttle wide open for you and scrub the back side of the throttle plate and surrounding bore with an old tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Be sure to spray some into the small holes next to the throttle plate. That should help stabilize the idle. If it still has a problem, replace the IAC.


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