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Service engine soon light on idle problems (stalling) when cold. Can I try cleaning mass air flow and if so with what? 2000 gt

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Try Valvoline SYN Power cleaner especially for throttle bodies..
Perhaps you need to have a OBD 2 diagnostic, it sounds like
an O2 sensor is going bad....

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Yes try cleaning out the intake, also check for what color and smell your exhaust is before and after its warmed up, since it only stalls when its cold it couldnt be anything with the head gaskets, so im going to says it either your air intake or fuel injectors, you might also have buildup either in the fuel injector heads or in the cylinders itself, buildup of any kind would make it idle roughly when cold and stall exactly like what your describing, hope i helped some :) let me know

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