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I have a 2000 BMW 323ci. So for about 2 weeks it had be idling funny and in the last 2 days it has been starting and then revving up to like 3 or 4 thousand rpms and then it just dies. In order to keep it going you have to lightly keep your foot on the gas and keep pumping it on and off and once it's on it runs fine. I have had a new air filter put in and the oil changed. I have also put fuel injector cleaner in it as well. I don't know what to do and I don't want to take it to a mechanic and have him charge me an arm and a leg for something I can do myself. Please help?!

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SOURCE: Help. 2000 Avalon Toyota upon starting,

  1. toyota has an idle air valve
  2. locate the valve on the throttle body
  3. unplug and remove it as an assembly
  4. off the car it can be disassembled into 2 pieces
  5. one has the wiring connection
  6. the other is the air valve shuttle
  7. clean the shuttle and actuate the valve manually until it moves freely.
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SOURCE: Car starts revs up really high and then dies.

Whats the battery condition,usually if you have both heater seat on ,and you start the vehicle it idle fluctuates,why because it places a load on the alternator,This is why you need to know how you battery condition is I am not saying this is the problem or this is the fix, But just for you to be aware of. Another is the IAC (idle air control valve) , compensating for false air or vacuum leaks especially at the airfow air duct,or even a loose airduct at the MAF affecting the idle,

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