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I have a 2001 Mazda Tribute V-6 and I cannot keep it running at idle. I have replaced the EGR Valve and a fuel filter. It seems to be idling too slow. Any suggestions?

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Go to my profile and see my tips for help with this. All you need to do is pull the idle control valve, clean it and lube it. It takes about 5-10 minutes, and your car will start and run great!

Posted on May 15, 2010

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Sounds like you are having an issue with an IAC valve. Idle air control valve.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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