Car starts, idles, idles low, then rough, and dies.
Today I was coming back from a long trip to the lake (450 km) and the car was running great. I dropped someone off, then started the car back up again, it idles rough and died. I tried a few more times and same thing.
I finally held one foot on the brake, one foot giving it a little gas so it wouldn't die, and I managed to shift it into gear before it died. I made my way home, the car felt a little funny as if there was a jerkiness to acceleration. It would also idle rough in gear at stop lights but it didn't die.
There is no check engine light.
I replaced the oxygen sensors, knock sensors, a while ago, maybe 5000-6000 km ago. Car was running fine all this time.
What could it be?
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gee .. that really could be alot of things.
- vaccum leak, ripped inlet pipe, etc.
- bad MAF,
- bad water temp sensor,
- poor fuel/part blockage or fuel filter obstruction,
- bad coil (s)
- bad earth, or poor earth connection
- VVTI sensor failure.
- a glitch. with the ecu, it learned something wrong and now needs a reset. (start here it's free)