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Hi Friends! I'm completely new to a "forum" site, and its usage. I'm thankful for having such an opportunity as this. OUR PROBLEM: we have an 87 240DL. Have had very little problem with it for 10years. It is now stalling out when idling at stoplights (with transmission in D) and/or when beginning to accelerate when pulling away.
Could be vacuum problem I suppose. Might any of you friends have a suggestion?
Thanks very much. jack
 

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The first thing I would check is the engine speed sensor located on the back of the engine.It is where the engine and the trans meet there is a sensor at the top.If there is any cracking in the wire outside sheilding replace the sensor.
 

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QUOTE(jackcarey @ Dec 22 2004, 06:45 PM)Hi Friends! I'm completely new to a "forum" site, and its usage. I'm thankful for having such an opportunity as this. OUR PROBLEM: we have an 87 240DL. Have had very little problem with it for 10years. It is now stalling out when idling at stoplights (with transmission in D) and/or when beginning to accelerate when pulling away.
Could be vacuum problem I suppose. Might any of you friends have a suggestion?
Thanks very much. jack
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QUOTE(Tech @ Dec 22 2004, 08:24 PM)The first thing I would check is the engine speed sensor located on the back of the engine.It is where the engine and the trans meet there is a sensor at the top.If there is any cracking in the wire outside sheilding replace the sensor.
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That's a good call for the LH 2.4 cars (89-up), but the LH 2.2 cars (85-88) didn't have that sensor.

Clean the throttle body first. Have a new gasket on hand when you do it, you'll want to replace it.
 

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Could be many things. Did it instantly start stalling? Has it been gradually declining? When was the last time it had a complete tune-up? Something as simple as sparkplugs can have a great effect on stalling. When was the last time the oxygen sensor was changed? Usually they overcompensate towards a rich mixture when old, but they can go either way. A vacuum leak is very possible, check all the vac hoses.
 
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