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Car Starts but wont go.

The vehicle starts and runs but when you apply gas it dies. It repeatedly starts but every time you apply gas it simply shuts off. any help/ suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!

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  • Kelly Shelton May 17, 2009

    How do you check the fuel pressure? I have the same problem. We changed the throttle position sensor and it still doesn't stay running. If we use starter fluid it will start and run as long as we don't give it too much gas.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    check the fuel pressure and let me know what the pressure is.

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It could be a couple things. There may be a vaccuum leak in the fuel system such as a bad EGR or PCV valve or the throttle position sensor. I'm leaning towards the throttle position sensor needing replaced. The throttle position sensor reads how far you're pressing on the gas peddle and then feeds that to the computer telling it how much gas to feed to the engine. If that sensor isnt working right then your car will get enough gas to start and idle but will starve for gas as soon as you try drive and will then stall.

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