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    i have been here before on this subject...just stalling for no consistent reason. 1990 with a 2.5. all the wiring seems snug and clean. in put you guys offered ( crank sensor, new coil, new module the coil sits on to name a few) have helped with everything (the way it runs, overall power as well as gas mileage) except the occaisional stalling. I even took it to the "stealership" who found no codes... nothing wrong. (dammit) oddly enough i ran into a guy who said it was probably the "thingie" inside the distributor. the electronic ignition stator. or is it called the pickup stator? the dealer tech said yes they do go bad. but at 95 bucks an hour, i thanked him for his trouble and said i need the car for a few days... "i'll get back to you." anyhow, it is against my religeon to just keep changing parts until the problem is fixed. anybody ever have this problem and changed the stator? did it work? is it a relatively repair? again... ANY input is greatly appreciated.
    scott

  • #2
    does it happen in the morning if you dont warm it up long enough??? that happens to me when im late for school all the time.

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    • #3
      Are you talking about a rotor? I doubt that would be the problem but it is cheap and easy to replace so you might as well. Check your fuel filter if you haven't already...

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      • #4
        Check inside the cap and see if there is carbon build up in there, so the rotor is not making contact. or just replace both they are cheap.

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        • #5
          I have the 258 so I'm not sure if this is relavent to you or not but I did have a rotor problem at one time. I was just driving along at 2 A.M. and the engine just quit on me. I couldn't get it started back up and was forced to walk home. When I got out to it the next day I tried starting it up....nothing. I found it wasn't getting any spark so I popped of the cap. The rotor looked fine but I scraped the contacts with a pocket knife anyway, and it started right up.

          If you do decide to change it, I wouldn't pay anybody one thin dime to do the work, it's one of the easiest things to change.

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          • #6
            no not the rotor...i mean the electronic thingie for the electronic ignition. anybody have to change one?

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            • #7
              the sensor in the distributor? The CPS- Camshaft Position Sensor? I have fuel injected so I don't know if you have that sensor as well. Is that the thing you are talking about?


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              • #8
                I just changed my ignition swich...in the yjs, its under the dash on top of the stering coloum. Took my about and hour to change.Only cost 10 bucks. I had stalling problems to. I would be at a light and it would die and wouldent start for awile. Tried changing different things finally figured out what it was and it runs perfect now.

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                • #9
                  the thingie

                  Hey scott, I had the same problem with my 88, talked to a friend and he put some rubber sheating around the distrib. no more stalling. sounds weird I know but it worked. good luck

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                  • #10
                    the thingie

                    I had the same problem with my 88, talked to a friend and he put some rubber sheating around the distrib. no more stalling. sounds weird I know but it worked. good luck

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                    • #11
                      got the switch...puttin it in this sat. wrapping up the dizzy sounds logical... i'll do that too. thanks for all the "been there done thats" great!!!

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