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Car act like it is going to die at a complete stop

I have a '01 Ford zx2. when at a complete stop the rpm needle goes below 1 then a few seconds later shoots up above 2, then back down to 1.... when the car is in motion it is fine. only when it is at a complete stop this happens

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    I have noticed that when I have the AC on this compensate for the lower RPMs. I have rechecked my plug gaps and set them at 0.051 and my idle RPMs holds at 1+.

    Inspecting my plugs, I noticed that 1 plug has a slight burn tint on one side of the first (short lead) plug.

    I will be replacing my plugs if the new gap shows to reduce this problem. My current plugs are motorcraft platinum plugs less than 2 years old.

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Vacuam leak maybe such as powerboster area ? good luck

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