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I have a 1996 Eddie Bauer. Every once in a while, the engine will idle down to a near stall, at the same time, the speeo will bounce back and forth. By simply turning off engine and restart, problem goes away. Only happened a few times. It has happened while in drive and sitting still at a light, and once while in park, idling in the driveway. What could do this?
 

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yo B,
Have it checked for codes for free at Parts Store if you don't diy.

Check Engine Light (CEL) comes on when the electronic engine control system is not working properly. The check engine warning indicator comes on briefly when the ignition switch lock cylinder is turned to ON, and should turn off when the engine starts. If the check engine warning indicator does not come on when the ignition switch lock cylinder is turned to ON or if it comes on while the vehicle is moving, the system is malfunctioning
If the CEL does not light up at all when starting it; then suspect that bulb is burnt-out or loose, socket was damaged by PO or shop, etc. or someone removed it.

Same for Amber ABS lamp in Instr Panel..
The anti-lock brake electronic control module monitors the electromechanical components of the system. Malfunction of the anti-lock brake system will cause the Anti-lock brake electronic control module to shut off or inhibit the system. However, normal power assisted braking remains. Malfunctions are indicated by the amber ABS warning light inside the vehicle.

The 4-wheel anti-lock brake system is self monitoring. When the key is placed in the RUN position, the anti-lock brake electronic control module will perform a preliminary self check on the anti-lock electrical system indicated by a momentary illumination of the amber ABS warning light in the instrument cluster. During vehicle operation, including normal and anti-lock braking, the anti-lock brake electronic control module monitors all electrical anti-lock functions and some hydraulic operations.

In most malfunctions of the anti-lock brake system, the amber ABS warning light will be illuminated. However, most malfunctions are recorded as a coded number in the anti-lock brake electronic control module memory and assist in pinpointing the component needing service. If system is OK, Code 16 will be present.
 

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I have a brand new battery and new terminals. All tight and clean. Only code that was showing was mass air flow sensor. Replaced. Still acting up.
 

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I have a brand new battery and new terminals. All tight and clean. Only code that was showing was mass air flow sensor. Replaced. Still acting up.
yo,
ok.

Is the Code still there? If so, post it here.
 
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