1996 Spider 2.0TS non-tickover
Hi All, just joined and spent a useful half hour looking at previous threads and responses. My problem is as follows:
Car starts but will not idle, it just stalls straight away. If you keep the revs up it runs fine and will drive normally but as soon as you come to traffic lights or a junction it will stall. This morning I had the same problem but as I was driving the engine immoboliser / key code light came on, however the car was still running okay. Fearful of being stranded I returned home and as soon as the car was on the driveway it stalled and the key code light went out. It started again fine but would not tickover.
As the car is not used that often it is kept on a trickle charger and I am wondering if this has tricked the immoboliser / key code. I am certain the problem is electronic not mechanical as the car runs fine. I am hoping the simple battery disconnection (leave for 60min) and re-connection will reset the system but has anyone else any thoughts?
many thanks Marky