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1997 chevy cavalier 2.4 twin cam engine dogs out when throttling

I have a 1997 chevy cavalier 2.4 twin cam that i have put every sensor, valve, timing chain,... on this thing just short of replacing the engine. i have taken it to the chevy dealer and numerous auto repair shops and all don't know what is wrong with my car. Problem: you can start the car and it will idle. when you step on the gas pedal real slow it will rev up pretty much normally. if you throttle it down the engine falls on its face (coughs, sputters, backfires) and will die if you don't back off and bring it up slow. as long as you bring it up slow (on the highway)you can go as fast as you want. any ideals?

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  • Jason Jan 27, 2012

    did you ever find a solution to your problem? it sounds like mine, only my car doesn't die. you hit the gas and it chokes out but if you are soft on the throttle you can go as fast as you want. please let me know if you figured it out.



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Possibly bad tpos sensor

Bad idle air control valve

Bad maf sensor

Check the computer codes first before spending any more money on it

Also do a compression check

And check your valve timing and ignition timing just in case.

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