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Car kills when you take foot off gas. - 1999 Dodge Durango

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Check to make sure the IAC valve is not stuck in the bore in the throttle body. With the air snorkel removed from the throttle body you should be able to look down at the throttle body. Just to the rear of the throttle plate there will be an opening. Can you see the pintle of the IAC?

Take a small screwdriver and carefully push the pintle the drivers side. then try starting the car. If it starts and idles you need to remove the IAC, clean the air in the throttle body that the IAC uses, and try cleaning the IAC.

If you can see visible wear on the IAC pintle head replace it. The combination of the air passage being carboned up and the worn out pintle head are what cause it to get stuck.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • mike5116 Oct 14, 2010

    This really helped. Thank you. Now how do I remove the IAC?

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    Jeremy W. Oct 14, 2010

    it is bolted to the drivers side of the throttle body. It has a four wire connector I believe. There will be two screws holding it in. You will need a torx socket or screwdriver. They usually have thread locker on them so a good bit will make all the difference.

    Don't be afraid to clean up the throttle body under the throttle plate while your in there as well. Chryslers have issues with minimum air which can easily be solved with a clean throttle body and throttle plates.

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