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Idles rough sometimes

F-250 v 10 gas, just started to idle rough, also when stoping sometimes lunges forward, while at stop tries to tack off

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Do a tune up and put some injector cleaner in it

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That really depends on the car you are trying to check on. The older cars didn't even have a TPS. The best way to see an early indication of the TPS going bad, is how the vehicles is running or responding to your input. First, I suggest putting the vehicle on a diagnostic machine. Go to your nearest Autozone and they will do a check for free. There are 2 indicators that can tell you if you need to replace your TPS, or your IPV.It is easy to confuse the 2 because they kind of do the same thing when your car is running. TPS, or Throttle Positioning Sensor, effects what your throttle does when you depress the accelerator. For example: If your car is idling smoothly and you step on the gas peddle, and the RPM's drop quickly before they rev up. That is a good indication of a bad TPS. IPV, or Idle Positioning Valve, controls your RPM's as the vehicle is idling. If the IPV is bad, then you will experience rough, and fluxuating RPM's when you don't press on the gas peddle. Sometimes, if the IPV is bad, it will cause the vehicle to lunge forward while the vehicle is in gear.

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Idles roughly, then low when stopped or in park, then dies. Decreasing gas mileage. Slow to accelerate


Sometimes that's caused by a vacuum leak near the manifold area.

Sometimes air in the coolant will cause an idle problem. Air will keep the air temp sensor from sending proper info.
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I have 1999Chevy suburban with 6.5 turbo diesel motor.it idles up and down and when driving the gas pedal is real touchy Wat is the problem and were do i locate the problem


Check the help links related to this problem.Click the link below to go through its troubleshooting procedure :-----Idles rough and quits when gas pedal is pressed less? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/1999-ford-f-150-idles-rough-and-quits.html---------
Car won't start without hitting the gas pedal? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-start-without-hitting-gas.html
-------Complete loss of brake pedal then all gets normal? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/complete-loss-of-brake-pedal-then-all.html
------Car dies when gas pedal is pressed? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-dies-when-gas-pedal-is-pressed.html
--------Pushing on the gas pedal, but the car slows down? Gas pedal to the floor and the car slows down?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/pushing-on-gas-pedal-but-car-slows-down.html

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After replacing brake rotors and pads, brake pedal remains on floor? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/after-replacing-brake-rotors-and-pads.html

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accelerator pedal sensor? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/2009-chevy-impala-accelerator-pedal.html

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For rough idle issues and problem troubleshooting,go through the help links provided below :----- van idles rough?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/01/2004-ford-freestar-van-idles-rough.html

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will not idle when cold?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ford-explorer-40-will-not-idle-when.html

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runs lean and idles rough?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ford-runs-lean-and-idles-rough.html

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Engine stumbles coming off idle when warm?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/engine-stumbles-coming-off-idle-when.html

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Erratic idle on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/erratic-idle-on-car.html

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Low idle when cold out side?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/low-idle-when-cold-out-side.html

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Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve Replacing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/gmc-idle-air-control-iac-valve.html

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Engine quits at idle?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/engine-quits-at-idle.html

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Car overheats and Air blows hot at idle?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-overheats-and-air-blows-hot-at-idle.html

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While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

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