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My 2006 Tribute stalls or runs rough when I come to a stop. It there a sensor that controls the idle?

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Inspect your hoses and listen for air(vacuum)leaks

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Yes it sounds like your iac valve is sticking, you can get one from any parts house or your local dealer and it is very easy to replace. it sets on top of the intake next to the throttle body and only has 2 screws that hold it in don't worry about a gasket because it is an o'ring on that modle and doesn't need to be replaced

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1. will it stay running if you foot is sligtly on the gas.
if so common problem it the IAC valve located on top of the throttle body. it controls ait into the engine when throttle is closed.
2. do you hear loud fog horn like sound or hissing. this could indicate a vaccum leak.
3. are there any performance problems while driving.

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