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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Mk3 Ford Galaxy / Ford S-Max => Topic started by: mike wilson on September 17, 2020, 09:46:35 AM

Title: Autothrottle
Post by: mike wilson on September 17, 2020, 09:46:35 AM
My Mondeo has a system, worked by switches on the clutch pedal I believe, that boosts revs by about 300rpm when the clutch is lifted.  The Galaxy doesn't appear to have that.  So I've been stalling a lot although, in my defence, it seems to happen much more when the engine is cold

Should there be something to assist moving off or should I be looking for a fault?
Title: Re: Autothrottle
Post by: johnnyroper on September 17, 2020, 10:16:21 AM
I would assume so as majority of modern diesels for this, drive ford vans of different vintages 2014 up to 2019 and they all do it so would think the galaxy should aswell. Sounds like clutch switch could be faulty/need adjusting
Title: Re: Autothrottle
Post by: mike wilson on September 17, 2020, 03:35:19 PM
Thanks.  That's my head in the footwell this weekend....
Title: Re: Autothrottle
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on September 17, 2020, 03:50:44 PM
Sounds like a very handy feature, an automatic little blip on the throttle when you change gears. Far too many people change gears really badly and throw the passengers back and forth constantly... this would help to avoid that a bit
Title: Re: Autothrottle
Post by: johnnyroper on September 17, 2020, 04:56:11 PM
Itís not when you change gear it is only when first pulling away as cars these days run really lean at idle. I think petrols do it aswell.