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When i turn the key to start the engine, the engine starts then the rpm needle just dies. If I keep the pressing the gas petal it stays on but when I let the gas pedal go it dies again.

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  • fdxfield Jan 17, 2014

    Mine is doing this too. thought it might be the fuel pump. ??



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Idle control valve . You have either clean it or better yet replace it.

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