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Old 06-29-2003, 12:34 PM
psfred psfred is offline
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OVP relay -- when it's intermittant, it causes the current to the idle control valve to drop, this drops the rpm to the point where the engine won't run properly, and it stalls. Can cause hard hot starts, too.

The same thing happens to the EHA, too, dropping the current to 0 at the wrong time, so you don't get the enrichment you need to accelerate. Just like a bad accelerator pump on a carb.

I'd replace the OVP relay before doing anything else, particularly if the ABS light flickers (same relay problem, different circuit in the relay).

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