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    Default Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Hi All. Just want to hear if someone experienced the same problem and what the fix was.
    I have a 2016 4motion 8 speed Amarok with 50k on it. It has now happened 4 times in the last 3 months that when I start it in the morning, and shift it to R, it battles to idle and stalls. The one time it was so bad that the engine light came on. I left it for a while and then it was fine.
    The agent says I must bring it in and leave it there for the problem to happen. With my luck it will never happen there!

    Any help?

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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Happened to me once as well, was very weird but never again.
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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    I've managed to do it once or twice when I started it and immediately selected reverse to drive of when in a hurry.

    Not sure if it is the same with yours?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quack View Post
    I've managed to do it once or twice when I started it and immediately selected reverse to drive of when in a hurry.

    Not sure if it is the same with yours?!?
    No not the same Quack

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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Try a gearbox reset

    Ignition on but don't start
    Floor the throttle and hold for 15 seconds
    Release throttle
    Ignition off and key out

    Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Try a gearbox reset

    Ignition on but don't start
    Floor the throttle and hold for 15 seconds
    Release throttle
    Ignition off and key out

    Done.
    Thanks will try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewies!! View Post
    Thanks will try it.
    So I tried the gearbox reset but it happened again

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    Default Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    How quick after starting do you go to reverse?
    Probably 2 seconds. What I noticed the last time it happened was that the coil light was flashing after the stall.
    I will try to make a video of it when it happenes. That will hopefully help the technician as well
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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewies!! View Post
    the coil light
    What is that if I may ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    What is that if I may ask?
    The glow plug light

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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewies!! View Post
    The glow plug light
    Ok thought so. In that case I think you are just a bit hasty with putting into gear. The engine is cold and still heating the glow plugs. Wait until the glow plug light goes out before putting it into gear.

    That's my take on it.

    PS was it on very cold mornings where this happened?
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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Ok thought so. In that case I think you are just a bit hasty with putting into gear. The engine is cold and still heating the glow plugs. Wait until the glow plug light goes out before putting it into gear.

    That's my take on it.

    PS was it on very cold mornings where this happened?
    I always start only after the glow plug light is off. It is not on when I put it in reverse. Only flashes after the stall.

    Not very cold

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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Aircon on vs off make any difference? Mine did it on a very hot day and my Aircon was on full blast at the time
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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    The coil light does not ONLY indicate glow plugs being activated. Glow plugs will only be ever activated before engine start anyway and not after the engine is running already.

    The glowplug coil light when the engine is running being flashed is basically the same as an engine check light on the diesels but it is used for non emissions control errors as opposed to it putting an engine check light on.
    if you scan the management it will show a recorded error but it will not says (mil on) next to it.
    Only errors that relate to emissions controls will generally have (mil on) which means the engine check light will be on.
    Engine stall on auto like that is generally caused by
    1) too tight torque converter stall spec
    2) too low idle
    3) too many consumers using engine power and idle control not catching the drop in idle fast enough.

    Perhaps an oil change in the box might be beneficial.
    But definitely get a management scan done so you can see what it complains about.
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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    So it happened again this morning. Here is a video
    https://youtu.be/aPY41TDH6Vs

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    Default Re: Automatic Amarok intermittently stalling

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewies!! View Post
    So it happened again this morning. Here is a video
    https://youtu.be/aPY41TDH6Vs

    Seems to be too tight torque converter?
    You are not reversing up an incline? I've seen it with my ex-Amarok. Due to the high reverse gear, it makes reversing up an incline difficult. Add a cold engine and you really have to rev it!!
    Happened to me once when I parked slight nose down. When I started the next morning (was winter) the Amarok refused to go back. Had to idle a bit to warm up the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    Seems to be too tight torque converter?
    You are not reversing up an incline? I've seen it with my ex-Amarok. Due to the high reverse gear, it makes reversing up an incline difficult. Add a cold engine and you really have to rev it!!
    Happened to me once when I parked slight nose down. When I started the next morning (was winter) the Amarok refused to go back. Had to idle a bit to warm up the system.
    Thank for the reply.
    No incline. In the garage so level reversing. Would the agents be able to pick it up on a scan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewies!! View Post
    Thank for the reply.
    No incline. In the garage so level reversing. Would the agents be able to pick it up on a scan?

    No idea.

    I assume this happens only in the mornings?

    But test it tomorrow. Let it idle for a few minutes to warm up the system.
    If it doesn't do it my bet would be either torque converter or gearbox in need of oil change.
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