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What make an achieva lose power? when it is in park and I rev the engine in gets to 4000 rpm and stalls then revs up and then stalls. It will idle fine, but will not rev up or go over 20 mph.

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SOURCE: my car drives itself, revs high when in park to point of stalling

Bad or dirty IAC( idle control Valve) Romve duct work from air cleaner. Spray throttle cleaner or carburator cleaner with car running at about 1000 -1200 rpms . Aim straight at the IAC inside the throat of the throttle body. It is to the side of the throttle body . Try to aim at the hole and spary 10 seconds into the throttle body. Turn of the engine and let it sit for a few minutes. Then repeat the process. If that does not work, replace the IAC.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Golf mk4 engine cuts out while idle

sounds like a bad body ground look for a ground wire from the motor to body remove and clean threads clean ground small wire that comes off big ground at batt also let me know ok tell fixya bout me

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 olds cutlas cierra stalls after driving over 50 mph

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Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: push gas peddle and once i reach about half

check your TPS throtel position sensor. and the vehicle has a rev limiter so it wont over rev n park and nutral. but thats the first thing i would check do to many TPS's wear out and can get dead spots in them.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: After the engine has warmed

check the module and coil pack in the distributor

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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