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My 1999 ford explorer won't idle when in gear. Just sputters then dies. Can rev it in neutral and 2000 RPM's and above it purrs like kitten. Go below 2000 rpm's it sputters and stalls out. Getting fuel, battery fine, getting spark and starts w/o any problems. I think it may be a sensor, O2 or throttle position sensor?

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Check the idle air control valve at the intake manifold. its a silver valve on top try tapping it with a hammer and see if it idles

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