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Won't idle Car will start if you have foot on gas but as soon as you let off the gas the car dies

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check the catalytic converter to see if it has restricted flow, i have had the same problem in the past with a car, it would start and idle great, i could rev the car up but the minute i put it in gear it wanted to die, and my cat was clogged

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Have you tried to pull any DTC codes. Here is a link for you so you can pull some codes, but you may have a bad Ignition Control Module (ICM) it's around $40.00 at Auto Zone and they can give you the step by step instruction to replacing it with common tools. The ICM is common to go bad after a few years due to time and corrosion. It's location is under the rotor in the distributor, as it heats up if fails or any changes in the engine speed. Check the wires to make sure there are no damages. Keep me posted be glad the help. http://www.troublecodes.net/GM/

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your fuel filter might be old and clogged. try replacing it. if it is and not enough fuel can get through, the engine will stall when you let more air in (step on the gas pedal).

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It starts and will only stay running if I keep my foot on the gas. As soon as I let off the car dies.


sounds like idle control valve. allows air to get into the motor if the throttle body is closed. aka your foot off the gas pedal. sometimes you can try to clean them, but most times that doesn't work.
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------------Pushing on the gas pedal, but the car slows down? Gas pedal to the floor and the car slows down? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/pushing-on-gas-pedal-but-car-slows-down.html
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For this types of problem,there are few help links.I suggest you to click the link below and go through the troubleshooting procedure :-----Car only starts when gas pedal is pressed? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-only-starts-when-gas-pedal-is.html-----------Car won't start without hitting the gas pedal? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-wont-start-without-hitting-gas.html
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----------Car dies when gas pedal is pressed? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-dies-when-gas-pedal-is-pressed.html
--------------Pushing on the gas pedal, but the car slows down? Gas pedal to the floor and the car slows down? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/pushing-on-gas-pedal-but-car-slows-down.html
-------------Idles rough and quits when gas pedal is pressed less? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/1999-ford-f-150-idles-rough-and-quits.html----------This will help.Thanks.

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Idle air control valve or a vacuum leak, the idle air control valve controls the amount of air let into your engine when you start or while running you holding your foot on the gas lets more air in.

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ford has problem with idle air control valve
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Avalons are prone to the the throttle body and Idle control valve getting gunked up over time. I took mine off, spent about 45 minutes cleaning it well with carb cleaner and q tips, and reinstalled. I haven't had the problem since. It is relatively easy, the hard part is not stripping the screws. Everthing is righ on top of the engine, not a hard repair. Mine did not have the smoke issue, however, it would start but would die as soon as you let off the gas.

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