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My car idle dips to low RPM at a stop i give it gas it dies

My car idle dips to low RPM at a stop and when i give it gas it seems to kill the car
its a 97 mazda protege i have changed pulgs and mass air flow sensor and air filter and that seemed to help the gas problem but only for a week then outa nowere it happend again go to give it gas and dies

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    my 97 protege dips to low RPM when stopped but doesn't quite die. when given gas it might hestitant but goes ok.

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Is the engine light on? Check the air inlet hose between the throttle body & MAF sensor for cracks or leaks. Try unplugging the MAF & see if there is any difference

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  • Kevin Wilson Apr 05, 2015

    I. would look into In to the idle air control motor it is throttle body. Try removing it and cleaning it and as well as the throttle body .carb or brake clean should do the job. I use a toothbrush for cleaning the throttle body and idle control motor.

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