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1998 corolla dies when idling runs ok driving

Does not happen all the time. interminate

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Engine stalls cold or RPM fluctuates at idle up and down or dies near idle.

This problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve but always run a OBD2 fault code as well as the cleaning procedure. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control. If the above cleaning doesn't cure your issues you need to have the computer controlled automatic idle speed control system diagnosed and repaired by a dealer or electronic engine control repair shop.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

  • don zapalac Nov 08, 2012

    thanks for the answer. all solutions lead to this.so far so good.its working.

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SOURCE: 2004 toyota corolla idle jumps

If you dont have any trouble codes, this usually occurs when the idle air control valve (IAC) is going bad.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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