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TCL, anti-lock, battery, brake lights flashing on dash, engine sputtering

I've been driving the car for a while and it's been doing fine. I've checked all the fluids and everything is topped off. But when I turn on the heat, headlights, and if I lower the top the brake and battery indicators on the dash start to flash. Normally I just let the car run and they stop eventually so I assumed it was when the battery was low and it was pulling too much power. But today when the car was on the road if the rpm's ran low the brake, battery, TCL, and Anti-Lock indicators all flashed and the engine was slightly sputtering. Before when it was idle there was a single sputter every few seconds. But it was happening today every time the rpm's got too low and when the car was idling. Any advice?

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You have problems with your idler control valve

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

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    Jared Stephens Jan 29, 2014

    Thank you! The tubing was melted through for both the intake and outtake into the valve. Unfortunately, the brake, TCL, battery, and anti-lock lights are still on



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SOURCE: when i switch on the A\C it works for seconds then

I would suggest you call a company trained on these, make sure the tech is Nate certified, I have worked on these and they are not fun to work on and are not something i would suggest you take on unless your performing maintenance related activity. it seems to be throwing a code or powering down by your description.

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Autozone will read the computer codes for free. Many other auto parts place also provide this service. You need to know the car's OBD codes to start fixing the problem.

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