Q: Q: Idling problem

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I was driving the car slowed down and it turned off I went to turn it back on and it was struggling I hit the gas to keep it from turning off but I had to keep hitting the gas It still turned off. I turned the ignition again and again and again and tap the gas as I was doing it until it finally turned on but it felt like it wanted to turn off again so I had to keep the gas level at a certain speed to keep it from turning off what is this problem

My car has 1700000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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