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Engine won't idle after start. I need to check

Engine won't idle after start. I need to check throttle bor and idle speed motor. Where are they located in engine? Thanks, Susan

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1st hav u had a regular tuneup-chec plug wires n distributer area/fuel injectors--idle etc is on top of engine under air cleaner-blacbox--however its wise to get ur ride code scanned to pinpoint problems-dont go replacing parts$$$-discount auto has free service

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