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Idling I just put a motor in and if I let it ilde, the RPM's get real low, it sputters and cuts off

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Check for large vaccum leaks- possibly underneath the throttle body. hope this helps and good luck

Posted on May 23, 2009

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    Jason Phillips May 23, 2009

    No prob.! if that's not it you can also try tapping on the idle air control valve lightly with a small hammer, some times they get sticky- this doesn't fix the IAC valve, but if the engine smooths out it proves that the IAC is bad and needs to be replaced.

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