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Q: Car running rough and stalling

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My car starts rough sometimes and then stalls when I put it in gear.

A: The idle control is most likely sticking or...

The idle control is most likely sticking or has gone bad. If this is the case, then it would need to be cleaned or replaced. If cleaning the idle control does not work, I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your stalling issue and make any repairs that are needed.

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