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Your question about Cars & Trucks has been posted. When I go to step on gas car wants to die. Idols fine but when I punch it wants to die. Just recently put on cold air intake. I have 2005 scion tc.does this when I'm driving it will go if I start off slow. But as soon add I give it gas wants to die.

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Sounds like insufficient fuel delivery.

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SOURCE: 2006 scion TC Hard starting

Does it start if you give it gas when turning the key? I had a grand prix that would not want to start unless I gave it gas. It was an easy fix. I changed the air filter, used MAF cleaner to clean the MAF and I also took the throttle body apart and cleaned that. The throttle body had a black build up in it that I cleaned up with throttle body cleaner.

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SOURCE: idles fine then dies when put in drive or reverse

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SOURCE: rough idle, dies when trying to give it gas

it'll either be your ignition system (spark plugs, distributor cap, etc) or more likely your fuel system (most likely your fuel pump or your fuel filter)

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SOURCE: 2005 scion tc having transmission problems

If you were told to rebuild the transmission by the same people who fixed it the first time, DO NOT go to them. First of all, if a rebuild was the case, they would have said that the first time you went in there. Keep a hand on your wallet. Ask around first please, these things happen all of the time. About the transmission problems, I have not heard of this before. Good Luck to you, however.

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