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Replaced battery...now car dyes...

I had to replace my battery...Now when ever I come to a complete stop, my car dyes. At first I thought it was a faulty new battery...so I replaced it again...but it still does it. It starts fine...stays idling normal...but when I start driving it, as soon as I come to a stop, it dyes.??? It never did this until I replaced the battery. What's up?

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  • americanhome Sep 21, 2008

    Relpaced ign wires, cap, rotor, EGR, valve cover gaskets, vacuum hoses, manifold gaskets- still idles irradically, from 1100 to 700 rpm, up and down. Removed and cleaned IAC motor, helped a little, but didnt solve problem. PEOPLE- CHECK BASE IDLE SET SCREW (BISS). Adjust it slowly- there also may be a leak in the BISS o-ring. Im going to replace the IAC motor for $ 400- INSANE RIPOFF !!!

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Clean the trottle valve and idle speed control valve to cure this problem.

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