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My 1995 Chevy Beretta 3.1L Will Idle low and then go back to normal and idle low again and will also stall out when it idles lower. This all happens when i put in Gear such as Reverse or Drive. As soon as i put it in Gear it will Idle down then up and ect. and stall. I Need Your Help please. Also My check engine light is sometimes on and then goes out? I had a recent tuneup done when i bought the car, but i think I got a bad Catalayc Converter cause of a weird smell from the exhaust. Any Opinions?

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Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle rough idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve (IAC for short), they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Idle Problem when you slow down of come to a stop idle goes low

Try cleaning the throttle body also check for vac leaks at the intake gaskets.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Chevy K1500 4.3L V6. Engine has inconsistant idle

Have you changed the fuel pump yet?I had the same exact problem.I replaced my fuel pump with an AUTOZONE PIECE OF JUNK fuel pump.That pump lasted almost 2 days.The second day i had it the truck didnt want to start but it did and it ran like ****,and when i put it in gear it ran as long as I didnt touch that gas pedal.You could go get a fuel pressure test or just replace it,your call.You might want to check your filter too but im sure its the pump.Good luck

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Car stalls when idling at stop light

have the car checked when the check engine light is on,also a good scanner will be able to give you the history codes,get back to me with the codes and we'll go from there. you need someone with a professional scan tool

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Rough idle

I had the same exact problem on my 2004 Colorado (3.5L). Cleaned the MAF sensor (with MAF sensor cleaner) and throttle body/plate - cleared it right up.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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