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Old 07-06-2005, 02:39 AM   #1
sackz23
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2001 Galant Starting problems NEED HELP!

I recently disconnected the battery to install an amp and in doing so I also removed the air intake tubing (goes from air filter to throttle body) that has that box attached to it.

Now, after replacing everything, the car will start and idle very weakly and immediately die. As it is shutting down the SRS, battery and "check engine" lights stay on for a while then disappear.

My main problem is keeping the car from shutting down on my at low speeds (at a stop light or when braking for a light, etc). I read a previous thread about the IAC sensor/system (Idle Air Control) losing data when the battery is disconnected. But I have driven the car for approx. 20 miles and as soon as I turn the engine off and turn it on again, it will shut down fairly quickly.

Please help!
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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is there an engine light on?

what you disconnected was probably the mass air flow sensor and if everything worked good before you messed around with that i would start there. check your connections, take it apart and make sure there's nothing stuck in it.
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply!

The check engine light does not stay on while driving - only when the car is about to shut down.

But yeah, good advice - I will look at the MAF and make sure there are no obstructions.

I'll be sure to post progress tomorrow evening.
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:31 AM   #4
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Got It!

The carburetor was dirty!

I took my car to my friend down in Mx and he took the air intake off and cleaned the carburetor. It runs like it should now!

Much thanks to carls47807 for at least attempting a solution
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Old 07-08-2005, 02:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sackz23
The carburetor was dirty!

I took my car to my friend down in Mx and he took the air intake off and cleaned the carburetor. It runs like it should now!

Much thanks to carls47807 for at least attempting a solution


Wait a minute...Is it just me? You have a Carburetor on a 2001? What am I missing?
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