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Car takes a few seconds to start & shuts off immediately

I have a 2003 dodge durango. It takes a few seconds to start and shuts off immediately, sometimed with the accelerator pressed. Once I get it started, I have to give it gas for it to stay on. Once I take my foot of the accelerator, it shuts off immediately. Can anyone please help with this problem? Thank you.

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  • dptigers Feb 14, 2009

    I replaced the battery but the problem still exists. Do you have to reset anything after replacing the battery?


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I had a similar problem. if its not the same then forget it, but if the car is making a hissing sound then one of your vacuum lines could be popped out. i have an explorer and the car would start and shut off if i didnt press the gas, it turns out one of my vacuum lines were out, i ziptied all of mine on lol.

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How old is your battery? because if it is weak the idle air control solenoid will not sit in the right location thus the vehicle will stall and wont stay running .replacing a weak battery will fix this problem .

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    mike loshbough Feb 15, 2009

    have you changed ignition keys?


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