High hydrocarbons at idle and Stalling just as car warms.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by William, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. William

    William Guest

    Hi friends:
    Some answeres but questions also. In order of severity here are my
    problems.

    1. Stalling especially on first trip of day at about the 4 to 7
    minute mark. Infact it is like the key is off for about 3 to 5 seconds
    while I am driving sometimes and if it comes to a stop can be real
    hard to start for a couple of minutes.

    2. High hydrocarbons at idle. just over limit
    Questionable gas milage 23 MPG city
    3. Rough idle (my mechanic says it really is not bad and not to
    worry about it)
    4. Battery dies after sitting maybe a month or less.

    We have replaced cooling sensor, wires, plugs, not sure about the cap
    but it looks pretty good, Infact the last shop I took it to (had no
    gas analyser) said everything looks new, regaped my pretty new plugs
    and charged me $65(as well they should for thier time). The car was
    stalling everytime I stopped after a lot of tuning from my mechanic
    friend. I took it back to him and I think he detuned the timing a bit.
    Now the stalling is maybe 3 or 4 times in the morning a week. But bad
    stalls even at speed.

    I was considering the hall effect (distributor pickup) but it is
    nearly $60 and I dont think it would make the car stall on que 5
    minutes after starting first thing in morning only.

    The choke is on my mind. I will try to check it but I dont know much
    about them.
    I am sitting here thinking...Ya i bet it is the dam choke.

    Any thoughts on the four problems?

    Also can I ask about my 91 dynasty? The battery is going dead after
    sitting for a long while....While I am driving my daughters car LOL.
    I saw a tip of pulling all the fuses and seeing if that fixes the
    problem. Sounds good.

    We are selling the car but as I go to mexico often......... and I
    think this is a very solid little car............ and a pleasure if
    somewhat spartan to drive................. I may keep it for my trips
    and quite flying.

    William From Vancouver BC
    PS A HUGE THANKYOU TO ALL THE POSTS MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE. IT
    HAS BEEN ENORMAOUS HELP even ones from 1996.
    i hope it is not bad ediquete to send to multiple
    groups...rec.autos.misc, rec.autos.tech, rec.autos.makers.chrysler,
    alt.autos.dodge
     
    William, Oct 22, 2003
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  2. On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:16:42 -0700, William wrote:


    In general high hydrocarbons means unburned fuel....
     
    psycho pastrami, Oct 23, 2003
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  3. Could you post the model and year and engine size of the stalling car?
    How long?

    How old is the battery? Most batteries don't last much past 5 years.

    Ted
     
    Ted Mittelstaedt, Oct 24, 2003
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  4. William

    William Guest

    The car with ...high hydrocarbons at idle...AND stalling at the 4 or 5
    minute mark on the first trip of the day... is a 1987 reliant 2.2
    engine with almost everything replaced according to the last shop I
    took it to (they didnt find the answer.
    By the way I now suspect the choke as I said and a guy told me the
    high speed idle was what caused similiar problem with his car.
    The battery is almost new and works fine if I am driving fairly
    regulary I think.
    By the way I am starting to really like the simplicity and other
    characteristics of this little econo box. New shocks etc make it a
    good handling machine. Using the gears (all 3 LOL) it can have a bit
    of zip also.
    William
     
    William, Oct 24, 2003
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