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You havent stated year but look on the inlet manifold somewhere ?????? their could be a idle control valve and how it operates is it allows aiir into manifold engine side of buterfly ,this valve is stuck or gummed up or just not working .try it first and if no joy then put it into a local garage is the best i can suggest as these things can be tricky for a non professional to sort out even for someone like me with 40+ yrs experiance and i learn new things every day with these fancy electronics on modern vehicles

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