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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
The dreaded 'injector' light, car stalling
Does anyone have a definitive answer on what the infamous 'injector' light is supposed to mean? I have a nasty but very intermittent fault. The car stalls, maybe once or twice a fortnight, usually after setting off when cold. The light comes on and stays on. The car stalls a few times then seems ok but the light stays on for a day or 2, or a few miles if a longer run with the car seeming to run normally. Then the light goes out until the stalling happens again, maybe weeks later. What could this be? Can it be detected by diagnostics if the fault has apparantly gone and the light is out (I ask this as my most trusted specialist is a 90 minute drive away and chances are the light will be off with the car apparently all fine).
Is this a generic light that just means 'random fault'?
NB the light was last seen when I had a dodgy throttle connection, about 18 months ago, the diagnostics threw up a dodgy throttle pot but it turned out to be the connectors to it. This is very different symptoms though and I am sure its unrelated. I also had my ECU reset recently as the car was idling crazily high or refusing to idle at all. The reset seemed to fix it and my local garage (alfa specialist but not so trusted as the further one) said if this occured again it would need a new ECU (500 quid? - ouch) but again these are very different symptoms.
Any help appreciated.