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Have a 2000 chevy cavelier. 2.4. rough idle when warmed up, chugging at stops and then stalls. but when gets up to speed is fine. i changed coilpacks, 02 sensor..and nothing.

Should i clear intake with crc cleaner? what else could possibly make rough idle with chugging stops and stalls?

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Run fault codes to find the faulty sensors

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Either a bad MAP sensor, or TPS. What is the code for the check engine light? This will most likely tell you what it is.

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