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I have a 2001 Mercury Sable and when idling, it kills. Even at stop lights.

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  • bekahjohnsto Mar 02, 2009

    Could it be the fuel pump? I have read that the fuel pumps cause similiar issues.

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Try cleaning the inside of your throttle body with some throttle body cleaner.sometimes carbon inside the throttle body will cause this.

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You should probably start with changing the spark plugs and wires first

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Try the air idel speed control valve should b close to the throttle body tap on it c if that works if so replace it

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