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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Technical question from a girl

Hi all....my goat is doing something kinda funky.... When slowing down to a stop, say, coming up to a stoplight, when the engine is almost back down to idling speed there's a click and for just a split second, it almost sounds as if it will stall. It's more noticeable at night only because you can see it in the headlights. They dim briefly. You can hear it in the stereo too. Watching the tach, there's a split second drop in rpm's, all the way to 0. It's very quick and very brief, but it does it every time. Anyone else experienced this?
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I have not noticed this but i will see how mine acts tonight on the way home from work.
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sounds liek a short to the battery... i would bring your goat to a good shop and have them check the electrical system
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good shop? how about dealership? it's under warranty! LOL
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if you trust your dealer... go for it
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Baby boy, it's not a matter of trust... it's a matter of $$$. Course, I don't have any reason to NOT trust them yet either.
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For as short of a time that the GTO has been around... I can't image many 'shops' having much experiance working on these. The shops don't have a stock of parts for these cars either... and be careful of not bringing it to a dealer. If a shop does something wrong, they could end up voiding your warrenty with GM.

Yikes!
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my point exactly. i don't have the kind of money to play around with it...whether it be mods or otherwise
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Another thing to keep in mind is... that the dearships have access to the GM engineers that designed the GTO. I have seen engineers get flown to dealerships to help chase down illusive problems.
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Fix It Quick...

Sounds as IF the ICV(Idle Control Valve)..is going bad..(sticking or carboned)/ Eventually it will stall out completely.,and at the wrong spot.Have some one w/ a OBD 3 diagnostic tool scan ASAP.

(ARE u using 87 octane Fuel?..if so ..dont)

Happens to some Late model Emission engines that have been not run for a long time.(I.E.> A new car on the lot for months looking for a buyer!)
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