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02 caravan . I can start it but will not stayed cranked unless I keep foot on gas pedal

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  • Claude Apr 19, 2013

    Hi, There are two causes that could be considered. 1. The Idle air control valve (AIC) is faulty due to gunge build up or dirt so to speak, 2 Could have a dirty air filter.You need to remove the valve and clean it with Methylated spirits or a none acidic based cleaner and clean the housing where the valve fits into. Also check to see if the wire connected to the AIC is firm and check if it has not shafered or damaged in any way.But,if it's easier just get a new AIC if finances permit.If you're going to install a new air filter, you might as well give her a good service while you're about it.and save future headaches.Best of luck

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Sounds like u need a battery. I've worked in service at a Chrysler dealer and no dodge out there will idle at all if the battery is starting to go bad

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try pulling the plug out on the idle air control valve then start it if thats not it try the map then the idle control

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SOURCE: wont hold idle will start with foot depressing gas pedal will run with foot on gas but stalls when foot removed

Check and clean Idle air control valve. Make sure its responding to signal as well. Also make sure ther are no vacuum hoses disconnected. This may not be a "cure" but it's a good place to start.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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It sounds like the idle air control valve (IAC) may be stuck with carbon build up. You can ether remove the IAC, or if your lazy like i am, buy two cans of Throttle body cleaner. Just follow the instruction on the can and pay attention to the IAC, try to spray the Throttle body cleaner hose towards the IAC. DO NOT USE CARB CLEANER, it's too corrosive to the gaskets used on throttle body's. If your going to remove the IACThe idle air control valve is located on the back of the throttle body. It has an oval electrical connector and two torx screws holding it in. Unplug the connector, remove the two screws then lightly tap the body with a soft faced mallet to loosen it from the body. Once you have it out and prior to installing a new valve clean the seat inside the throttle body where the idle control fits. This must be very clean! Installation is in the reverse order. Btw, to save some cash, pull the valve out and clean it, this usually fixes the problem for quite a while. Look for crushed / cut, just any signs of damage to the wire harness to your IAC. After you have cleaned the IAC and still have the problem, you may have a bad IAC and needs to be replaced. Good luck and hope this helps. 

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: After replacing battery engine won't idle.

SOUNDS LIKE THE SECURITY SYSTEM ON THE CAR NEEDS TO BE RESET SOMETIMES THIS CAN BE DONE BY CYCLING THE KEY BACK AND FORTH IN THE IGNITION 3 TIMES THEN START IF THIS DNT WORK THEN CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER FOR DETAILS

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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EIther the IAC or throttle postion sensor is dirty or faulty. Or leaky vacuum hose somewhere. As long as it is not missing and running weird, then you may have bad coil packs.
You can go to autozone.com and register for free online repair manual for your vehicles if you need it.

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