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Engine won't keep idle speed intermittently

2001 Explorer 4.0 V6 125k miles: Starts fine but then dies because it won't idle fast enough. Runs fine if I keep the idle up manually with the gas pedal. Sometimes when in park or neutral it will stay running but the idle is extremely low and on the verge of dying.
This problem is intermittent but has been getting worse.

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Check the idle control valve they sometimes get dirty

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