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My 2001 malibu has just hit 207000 miles. recently it began revving fast when I came to a stop after a long trip on the highway (like at a stop light). I had to turn the car off to get it to stop revving unusually fast. Now my car won't idle. I can't drive it or it will stall as soon as I take my foot off the gas.

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