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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the engine is stalling at idle it will not be due to the tranny.
more than not the throttle body is mucked up.and needs to have the tbi sprayed out .
open up the air tube at the tbi intake and conferm the black carbon build up around the butter fly opening.
it is probably built up around the fly at the idle possition and causing it to die at an idle.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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Engine stalls cold or RPM
fluctuates at idle up and down or dies near idle.
This problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve but always run a OBD2 fault code as well as the cleaning procedure. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control. If the above cleaning doesn't cure your issues you need to have the computer controlled automatic idle speed control system diagnosed and repaired by a dealer or electronic engine control repair shop.
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