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Old 25-03-2014   #1
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Exclamation GP stalls when idle or braking

Hi all,

I've got a 2006 GP Eleganza 1.4l 16V which stalls when either idle, ie. the car is not moving, where the revs go below 10x; or when I hit the brakes coming to a stop, in which I noticed that even here the revs are really low.

I have done my research and found that the problem could be one of the following:
  • Fuel Dirt
  • Electrical/Fuel System
  • Fuel Filter/Injector
  • Plugs
  • Carbourator Calibration
  • Vapor Lock

I'm asking here to check whether there's a known problem with the GP or FIAT in general, since what I found was for other car makers.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: GP stalls when idle or braking

I assume you have no EML light on.
Check for a split crankcase breather hose, which will allow excess air in to the engine.
Also consider the Idle control valve.
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