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Date:         Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:22:49 -0400
Reply-To:     Rick Koller <rkoller@HELIX.NIH.GOV>
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From:         Rick Koller <rkoller@HELIX.NIH.GOV>
Subject:      vanagon stall 'n stumble resolved
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Hi all, Just wanted to post to the List my success in solving a vanagon " challenge ". Actually, I would have saved a lot of work had I gone immediately to Bentley and systematically gone through the fuel injection checks. Instead, I relied on my fuzzy memory of the system and overlooked a simple but necessary component. My van was stalling and stumbling at takeoff but only after the van had been driven a while and was warmed up. I switched the various FI components ( I have another van so I can do this ) Nothing changed so I suspected the throttle position switch was out of adjustment, which I readjusted. At first this seemed to solve the problem but the van only ran well when cold. So I continued to scratch my head and ponder the possibilities, which as most vanagon caretakers know can be numerous. I removed the engine cover for the umpteenth time and finally I noticed the culprit. One of the wires on the power steering pressure switch had broken, voila, problem solved after replacing the push on connector. Should have taken a minute and looked in the Bentley!

Rick Koller '90 syncro westie '91 carat

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