Idle drops when the car is in neutral

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Idle drops when the car is in neutral

Postby nOrcAL7 » Tue May 25, 2010 12:22 pm

I driving last night and was approaching a stoplight, downshifted and then placed the car in neutral the idle would drop which it caused the car to stall. I was thinking to myself WTF? She started up fine but notice whenever I'm changing gears or placing the her in neutral the idle will drop all the way down to have the oil LED light up for a quick moment. I just replaced the Alt and I'm thinking that maybe my timing marks are off. I could be wrong. Anyone have any ideas what would cause the idle to drop so low to cause my car to stall. Again thanks in advance.

nOrcAL7
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Re: Idle drops when the car is in neutral

Postby nOrcAL7 » Wed May 26, 2010 9:57 am

skoolboi12017 wrote:what car?..


It's for a 91 GTI 8v, digifant II. When I posted this topic, I forgot to check idle screw....haha. The idle screw was the culprit. Again thanks for the assistance.


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