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Q: Car starts, then dies. Also dies when idling.

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The car starts and then dies. If you let off of the gas pedal the car will die when idling.

A: The idle air control valve probably needs c...

The idle air control valve probably needs cleaning or replacing. I would have a technician replace it. They are fairly inexpensive.

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