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When I turn ignition,.vehicle starts, but immediately cuts out and engine shuts down when I take my foot off the gas. Could it be a loose throttle cable affecting my idle?

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It could be related to several engine management components, it is very hard to say unless a trouble code reader is connected to the vehicle and scanned for trouble codes. This is the first this a tech would do after a visual inspection. Any reputable auto center will check for a diagnostic code for free, it is not hard to do.

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