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Won't run unless air tube is off of the trottle body

My son changed spark plugs, he removed the trottle body and intake, he cleaned everything very nicely, he replaced gaskets with new and torqued properly, the engine stalls and wont run unless you remove the tubes going to the air filter.

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    Johnny Zarrella Jan 24, 2009

    The air filter is new.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would appear that there was something amiss in the way the components were re-assembled. In its current condition, air intake is restricted and therefore air/fuel mix is off. You could try removing the air cleaner/filter itself and see if it works. If yes, then its air blockage.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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First make sure the mass air flow sensor is working and wires to it are hooked up.
Also,if he cleaned inside the throttle body,he will need to reset the computer,by unhooking the negative terminal on the battery for a few minutes and then hooking back up.
he should also look and make sure he didn't get any gasket sealer on the throttle position sensor mounted on the throttle body.

Hope this helps

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That means that the air intake is not allowing enough air to the engine, check and eventually replacve air filter.

If you still cannot fix it , then you need to scan the car computer module using an ODBII reader.

The codes will tell you if one of the sensors need to be replaced.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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