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When I start my car sometimes it idols low and cuts off I have to rev up the engine just to keep it on and put the car into gear. On the way home I only had to press the gas pedal twice because it would accelerate by itself and when I got stopped the rpms were between 3 and 4 and the engine sounded louder than usual and was making a winding noise. what could be wrong and how can I fix it?

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Sounds like either a fuel filter issue or a problem with a MAF (mass air flow) sensor.

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