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 Post subject: Stalling and poor idle
PostPosted: October 4th, 2016, 12:28 pm 
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Model: CZ (2004 - Present)
: 1.1 3 cylinder black
Hi, I recently bought myself a 2005 colt 1.1 3 cylinder black.
On the 3rd day I thought I'd take it out for a run and everything seemed fine, I parked up outside tesco. On returning I started the car and started to reverse and the car wouldn't accelerate and the engine management light came on. I turned off the engine and restarted it and got home ok. It did it again later that day so I borrowed a code reader and here are some of codes....
-p0122 throttle/pedal/position sensor/ switch a circuit low
-p0223 throttle/pedal/position sensor/ switch b circuit high
-p1961
-p1962
-p1963
I cleared the codes and had no problems for a week, until today when I started the car after doing the school run and it stalled. It stalled 8 times on the 3 1/2 mile journey home because every time I came to traffic and had to stop I lost the revs.
Hubby took the car out after I got back and guess what did didn't do it once!
Also the engine management light isn't on this time
If anyone could give me advice on what this could be, I would appreciate it very much. Especially if it something I could fix myself as I don't have the funds at the mo

Many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Stalling and poor idle
PostPosted: October 9th, 2016, 1:58 pm 
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I had a similar problem. Mines got worse until the car went into limp home mode. It turned out to be the tps( throttle position sensor) unit within the throttle body. You cant replace the tps as its built in.

I bought a new throttle body for about £25 and the problem disapearred. Its not too hard to fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Stalling and poor idle
PostPosted: October 9th, 2016, 2:46 pm 
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Model: CZ (2004 - Present)
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Thanks, After lots of research online we come to the conclusion that we should give the throttle body and tps a good clean today. The tps attached to the side of the throttle body was quite clean inside, but inside the throttle body was very oily!? Also it didn't look completely closed. Not sure if any of this is normal? We will get it put back in the car tomorrow and fingers crossed it solves the problem. If not I'll look at the sensor on the pedal again.
Can I ask where you got your throttle body because I haven't seen them that cheap?


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 Post subject: Re: Stalling and poor idle
PostPosted: October 9th, 2016, 8:20 pm 
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I manged to get it off ebay. It was a make an offer listing and the guy had it in at £30. I offered 25 and he accepted.

Theres a few on there a bit dearer just now. I think it just depends on your luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Stalling and poor idle
PostPosted: October 9th, 2016, 10:27 pm 
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Model: CZ (2004 - Present)
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Yeah when I looked last I was looking at twice the price :x

If cleaning it doesn't solve my problem, I'll just replace it like you did.
I've got nothing to lose by cleaning it, though I do think it would have been easier to buy a new one :D


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