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    car cutting out????

    my car drives fine until i need to stop and have to put the clutch down, the cars eml then comes on and the car stalls unless i keep my foot on the accelerator and keep the rev's up.

    any ideas what could be causing this?
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    Faulty idle control valve (ICV)?

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    lambda sensor, egr valve, throttle body or as nry has meantioned the icv, best bet is to give the last 3 a very good clean up, if your too lazy you could always recplace the lot allthough this will cost a bit for a problem that could be easy to sort. have you tried blocking the egr valve up with a blanking plate? also what engine is it?
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    1.6 sxi petrol. I did have problems with the car keep cutting out a little while ago, which turned out to be that the fuel pump relay had no earth to the ecu. that has been fixed now and the fuel pump relay is working fine (can now be heard coming on and going off when its meant to). However before fixing this i fitted a new fuel pump from a breakers yard (second hand) as i thought this may have been the initial problem. could it be this fuel pump being faulty as it does make a lot of noise that can be heard when you start the car up?
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    its always worth checking it out buddy, have you done the pedal or paperclip test to get fault codes? this is the quickest way to find out whats wrong
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    i've got a fault reader that i plug into the ecu but says no fault codes exist
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