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It starts but will not idle. if you take your foot off the gas it dies. sometimes it will run good and i take it around the block it will die when i come to a stop unless i put it in neutral and keep my foot on the gas

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Possible areas of concern are:

  • faulty MAF (Mass Air Flo) sensor
  • bad EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculator
  • bad TPS
It's most likely a combination of the 3 but the main cause would normally be the TPS (Throttle Positioning Sensor) which regulates engine idle speeds under different conditions.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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