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Car starts then dies if i dont keep my foot on the gas

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    car starts then after you take foot off gas then it dies



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Check for a stuck IAC valve. If you look down the throttle body to the rear will be the air bypass passage. If you look closely you will likely see the pintle of the IAC completely blocking the passage. Use a small screwdriver to gently push the pintle back into the body of the IAC just a little bit. Try to start. If it now starts and idles replace the IAC and thoroughly clean the the passage with carb spray.

I usually recommend replacing them because if you look at the pintle you will see the wear marks from it seating into the throttle body. Cleaning the IAC will usually work for a while but it will eventually get stuck again. Replacing it is a better long term solution.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012


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SOURCE: will not ideal, when you start it up it dies

Idle Contol Solenoid,at base of throttle body

Worn Spark Plugs and Dist Cap,will give you part of that

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SOURCE: I can get in the

There are many things that can cause this and all you can really do is process of elimination. I would begin with the assumption it is a fuel problem. First, replace your fuel filter and add some dry gas that contains isopropyl. Isopropyl is an ingrediant that can break up water and mix itself to help burn. Start there and reply back to this post to let me know how you made out.

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SOURCE: 2005 Dodge Neon - Intermintently for 7 months the

I say dont accept vehicle back form the dealer, till its right. Sounds as though the throttle position sensor orMAS is bad. The dealer really should be able to fix it.

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SOURCE: will start but wont idle.

Chris, at least you know it is fuel related. Check your fuel fuse and relay. Check the fuel filter and make sure it is not clogged. Check all your fuel lines to see if one is pinched. If they check out, you might have a bad fuel injector. If you have a question, let me know. I am here to help. 4 thumbs up is appreciated if you appreciate the reply. Hope this helps Chris.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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SOURCE: it starts but will not idle. if you take your foot

Possible areas of concern are:

  • faulty MAF (Mass Air Flo) sensor
  • bad EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculator
  • bad TPS
It's most likely a combination of the 3 but the main cause would normally be the TPS (Throttle Positioning Sensor) which regulates engine idle speeds under different conditions.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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