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Help Just recently, our geo started shutting off when stopped at a light or pretty much any time you are not pressing the gas pedal. It seems even worse when the air conditioner is on. What do you think?

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Try cleaning out the throttle body. Sometimes the throttle body gets dirty and doesn't allow air to enter. Normally there should be a slight crack at the throttle plates that allows the car to idle on it's own. Use some carb. cleaner and spray it into the throttle body and you'll probably see black gunk come out of it.

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