Ion Posted December 27, 2014 Report Share Posted December 27, 2014 For many years my Eldo has been having stalling issues. Now it's to the point I cannot rely on it anymore! It just sits in the garage until I'm able to figure out the source of the problem. OBD codes are present, ranging from MAP errors to TPS errors to the 095 stall code. I've been around the block enough times with this car to know that because a code is generated, ie, open map sensor, does not mean the sensor is bad. In fact, I have come to learn that a loose ground wire can cause the computer to freak out and generate non-relevant messages. Since someone on another forum suggested I check the battery connections and make sure they are tight, I have kept that info fresh in my mind and accessed it during the last time I had issues. I was driving back from an art show in Las Vegas at night, in the desert. While in cruise control, I noticed the tach drop down to zero and that sinking feeling hit again that once again, the car stalled. I coasted off the road onto the shoulder, grabbed my flashlight, opened the hood and because I remembered the advice about the battery terminal, I wiggled the pos and neg. cables, then made sure they were connected tight to the terminals, climbed back into the car and it started right up. Doing nothing might have (and has) given me the same results. After 4 more random stalls, the car decided to drive me the balance of the trip home without further issues. Other common symptoms were computer telling motor to go into limp home mode, where it would not shift out of second gear, then all of a sudden, that problem going away and car running perfectly for several weeks. After speaking with some diagnostic people, the concensus seems to be that I have an electrical problem and the only way to solve it is to recreate it when car is running. this could potentially mean tracing each and every wire harness from beginning to end, trying to make the car stall. This could end up taking days and resulting in a bill that costs more than the old car is worth. I first tried to mess around with the battery connections while car was running, but I could not get the car to stall. The other variables I can recall since the problems began were changing the old blower motor with a new one. I had to "rig" the wire harness connectors, because one of the tabs broke. I have, like a fool, changed both MAP sensor and TPS sensor. During replacing the latter, I remember having to pull a wire harness out of the way to do the job. Could straining a wire harness or "rigging" another be at the root of all this evil? Maybe a wire has come to rest on a hot part of the engine and melted through insulation? I just don't know! If anyone has encountered this random stalling nightmare and discovered a solution, PLEASE don't hesitate to share! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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