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2000 Contour dies at low idle

This car has been running fine until today. All of a sudden, it dies when at idle speed even in park. The car runs fine once you get going but will die when stopped unless you keep your foot on the gas a little. It will start right back up over and over so the battery and alternator seems to be fine. Any suggestions?

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  • shelbyrules Oct 23, 2008

    Cleaned it but no change. It is like someone just backed out the idle screw because the car idles fine if you hold the throttle on just a little but when you let off, it idles so low it dies.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    2000gti 2.8, dies after startup unless your foot is on the gas. if you let off it dies at 800rpm after you beat the **** out of it and get it all warmed up its fine..

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    2000gti 2.8, dies after startup unless your foot is on the gas. if you let off it dies at 800rpm after you beat the **** out of it and get it all warmed up its fine...

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You could try to clean the mass air flow sensor

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