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1990 reatta stalls out


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my 90 reatta will occasionally stop running. i was at 60 mph getting off the freeway on a downhill ramp. i took my foot off the gas pedal to coast to a stop. the engine quit. this has happened a few other times when i came to a sudden stop.<BR>any suggestions ???<BR>thanks

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Guest EDBS0

Put gas in car?<P>Sounds like the transmission torque converter is locking up and not releasing and stalling the car.<P>Have also seen a dirty throttle butterfly valve cause this. Clean <P>EGR valve stuck open could also stall car. This should cause a code. Are there any codes?<BR> <BR>Good luck

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Your problem is usually caused by a sticking <BR>idle air control (IAC) valve. It gets dirty. It's located on the intake manifold.<BR>When you take your foot off the gas the engine dies. My wife went and bought a new car because she was disgusted with her 90 Reatta trying to get her killed. I found the problem and cured it with a spray can of cleaner-lube. I now have a nice running 90 Reatta as a spare car.

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