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Tahoe shuts off during idle time...

When I get to a stop or traffic light, if I take my foot off the accelator the vehicle shuts off. I have to use both the brake and the gas when idling....help!

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  • cindizsalina Jun 21, 2009

    Thank you so much! Will try that first, before I take it and change anything else.

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Your idle speed is either too low or your ECU is not sensing it correctly. The dealership would have to help with either of these. Other than that you may have a weak or bad fuel injector that is not pumping gas to the motor.

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