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I've had a Nissan Qashqai 1.2 from new for two years. I quite like the car but even after two years I still stall it, usually at an inconvenient moment. Maybe I'm too long in the tooth for the automatic/electric...
I own a Vauxhall Vectra C 1.9 diesel. It has a manual gearbox and a DMF. The problem I have is when the clutch is not engaged. The car runs smoothly and then stalls, with a clicking noise. This happens...
My car can suddenly stall and engine cut out after driving half a mile. Try to restart it and the revs will not stay up to idle speed and the engine cuts again. If I rev the engine for a while and then...
We have a 2006 2.0-litre petrol automatic Peugeot 807. It runs well and when plugged into a diagnostic machine there are no faults or issues. However, on occasion the throttle is unresponsive from standing...
My wife's Fiesta 1.6 Ghia (54) is cutting out while driving. The water pump and thermostat housing were replaced at the garage along with the timing belt - unfortunately they got the timing slightly out...
When the engine is not under load (idling or coasting to a stop) my Pathfnder sometimes cuts out, or very nearly cuts out. When this happens it will not idle properly and needs to be turned off and restarted....
My Ford C-MAX petrol 57 plate runs well but keeps stalling when idling. It restarts okay. The Ford garage is unable to find a problem and nothing shows on diagnostics. Any advice?
My wife has an Audi Q5 3.0 S line March 2010 with 50k miles with FASH. The car started having a fault where it would try to lurch forward against the brakes when stopping at traffic lights. My local Audi...
I have a repetitive problem with my 2002 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi - the car stalls in cold weather It only happens for the first few hundred metres and only when I stop accelerating and it drops to idle...
A few weeks ago you correctly identified a broken pollen filter that was creating an awful smell in my son's 2002 SEAT Leon. After the garage spent ages farting about without any result, he and a friend...
 

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