ZX Volcane Poor Idling

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Marly
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ZX Volcane Poor Idling

Postby Marly » Tue Apr 03, 2001 6:27 pm

My poor ZX (2.0 8V, 97K L plate) is not returning to idle properly, there is no misfiring when it does pickup and there is no loss of power at all. It just dies when I release the clutch at any speed.
Its serviced regularly (every 5-6k, by me) the plugs are good, new air filter etc
Whats gone wrong?
Help?
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Postby Jon » Thu Apr 05, 2001 10:27 pm

This problem is usually caused by a lazy idle speed correction valve,located on the inlt manifold. Replacement is the only option!!
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Postby Marly » Fri Apr 06, 2001 7:05 pm

Cheers Jon,
I'll give it a go and report back in a week or so!!
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Postby vonnig » Sat Apr 14, 2001 9:41 pm

when u say idle speed correction valve... do u mean the throttle potentiometer?
coz i get something like that... most of the time it's ok... but sometimes after extensive use... the engine just dies on me while idling... or stopping at traffic lights...
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Postby kvseng » Tue Apr 17, 2001 3:45 pm

I have this problem few years back, what I did was chage the throttle potentiometer.
I read from some other forum mention that it's possible to fix the potentiometer by open it up and change the resister inside. [:)]
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Postby vonnig » Tue Apr 17, 2001 7:03 pm

i'm not too great with soldering, electronics and the likes of it... so i wouldn't dare to tamper with it lest i create more trouble in the car... but i'll give that a try... thanx
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