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Stalling car starts and idles fine, once in gear keeps stalling

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This may be caused by a dirty MAF sensor, buy a can of MAF spray cleaner, it is made bt CRC corp. all the auto parts stores carry it now, remove the MAF from the rubber air intake hose and spray it all around the inside of the sensor, then try and see if this cures the problem, While at the parts store ask them to show you the MAF and then ask to have a OBD 2 test run for trouble codes, if there are any post them back here on this same thread.

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