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Old 05-26-2005, 03:08 AM
anthonyb anthonyb is offline
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If jumping the pins at the relay socket solves the problem, and it's the original relay, it's likely that the relay is at fault. I think the original part that came from the factory had cold-solder problems, which resulted in hairline fractures that occasionally gave open circuits. You can try carefully resoldering all of the solder connections, and see if that fixes your problem.

If that doesn't seem to help, you can remove the idle control valve and spray some air intake cleaner into it until the solvent runs clean, then lightly spray some WD-40 into the valve, and reinstall it. That may help cure any stickiness resulting from fuel system residue.

For what it's worth, my car would occasionally stall coming down to idle, and every once in awhile, it would just not start for a couple hours at a time. Replacing the fuel pump relay fixed both problems.
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