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Old 08-05-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Car won't hold idle

Hey guys.. here's the story.

I have an 01 GT and all of a sudden yesterday it won't hold its idle. I can start the car no problem but as soon as the car starts, the car just dies. I can hold the gas pedal down and rev the engine and it won't die but the car can't idle. I was driving it the night before with no problems, it just happened to have this problem yesterday. My friend says it's the idle sensor but he's not the greatest car expert so i came here to ask you guys about it. Any ideas?
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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fuel pump??? just thowing it out there.
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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you think its the fuel pump? I don't think so because the car revs fine and seems to get enough fuel when it starts and when it revs. But i don't know.
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
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thats a good point...nvm then
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:30 PM   #5
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IAC maybe? may also be a big vacum leak
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:45 PM   #6
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its the IAC. same thing happened to me and i replaced mine and it started like new. you can clean the IAC but i would just buy a new one, theyre only like $40-$50 depending on where you go and its only like a 5 minute job at the most
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:48 PM   #7
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where is the IAC? can anyone link me a picture? or have one?
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:02 PM   #8
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Sorry I cant get my pic to download but right by the throttle body. You should be able to find it.
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Old 08-05-2006, 03:53 PM   #9
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Here, this may help LINK
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:03 PM   #10
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Thanks to you all for the advice. I cleaned the IAC out and it works now. I thought about replacing it but i just don't have the $ to do it. Thanks again.
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