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My 2003 E270 CDI has drive-ability problems. The car has to be kept on idle for 10 min. w/o touching the accelerator, only then it can be driven, that too it lacks power, and will not rev beyond 2500-3000 RPM. If I try to drive immediately after starting it starts emitting smelly thick smoke, the engine starts making loud noises, car will not move ahead and stalls. It keeps giving problems if tried to start again in short time. But if kept for long time (4-5 hrs) and started again and kept on idle (10 min) it can be driven but sluggishly. On scanner it is not showing any error codes. I feel this may be a dirty/ malfunctioning MAF sensor. Is it so? What should I do? Try cleaning it or replace? How to clean it? If not what else could be the problem?

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SOURCE: 96 lincoln town car- loud humming noise

I had experienced the same problem with my 93 TC. I'll try to make it short. Replace the Idle Control Valve. Cost me $50 at AutoZone. It has a electronic plunger that has a rubber o ring on the end of it. It separates two air chambers inside the valve. When the rubber gets old and the plunger is suppose to cut off the air coming in from one chamber to the other, the air gets sucked between the chambers across the old rubber causing the humming noise. That is also why the engines revs up and down and wont idle right. It is located between the firewall and the back of the motor just to the left (drivers side) of the throttle control assembly. When you look up on the internet on how to replace it, it will tell you to remove all the housing surrounding the wiper blade control arms and assembly so that you can access it. If you take your time, just remove some of the hoses and wires connected around it and you can access it without removing all that ****. Only has two screws to it that point up and can be reached with a ratchet and extension. Car runs great now and finally got rid of that noise.

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SOURCE: 2000 durango 5.2 cold starts, engine stalls or rpm surging

i know this may sound stupid but if your battery is old or a little weak on this vehicle the idle air control solenoid will act speradicley hunting for were it should be and the vehicle will stall.replace battery

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: car starts cold start stalls after short time

Sounds like the Idle Air Control Valve which is a dealer part.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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ok, this is simple to do but I would get the Chilton for your car so you can have pictures of what to do. You can get the chilton at the parts store, or the library. It sounds like a throtle body sensor or the throtle body itself, but could also be your air idle control sensor. go down and buy some mass air flow sensor cleaner and a BIG can of carb cleaner. First clean the mass air flow sensor neer the air filter. then remove the throtle body it is held in by 4 botls and you may need a new gasket, NO GASKET GLUE. Now take that big old can of carb cleaner and start cleaning in and out. also down into manifold. clean everything. Now put it back together, remember 4 bolts and no gasket glue. if the problem continues replace the throtle body sensor. and then the idle air intake. It will be cheaper to take it into the part store and have them put it on the computer. They can often tell you what sensor it is ahead of all this but don't let this stop you from cleaning out the throtle body, it will make your car run better and longer.

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Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 nissan sentra Stalls while idling

I had this kind of problem on my car a couple of times. It can either be the idle control valve or overheating. you can clean the idle control valve or replace it. the one for my car was like $140 at the dealership.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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