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Hello. My 2001 PT cruiser with manual transmission keeps doesn't Idol without stalling .About a month ago I had a new clutch installed but everything was fine until now.What is normal idol rpm for the car?it's almost like I wish I could turn a screw just like older vehicles to bring up the idol.when my foot is on the gas in neutral, I can maintain idol but once I let off it just stalls.. Can someone please help me troubleshoot my problem.. Thank you Michael

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    I am experiencing similar issues. I own a 2003 PT Cruiser with approximately 60,000 miles, manual transmission. It is in the shop today with a promise of that the problem is an IAC switch. When looked up on the Internet it makes sense. I will let you know tomorrow when I pick it up.

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Sounds like the automatic idle speed motor has gone bad and needs replaced

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