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@1000rpm car idles good, under 1000rpm,engine has rough idle, even cuts off at stop light or stop sign

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You may want to check your Idle Control Solenoid Valve if it needs cleaning. This is a common issue. If this does not help, I would ask for more details like maker and engine model.

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