Q: My truck turns on then dies while idling

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My truck with turn on then start up. Very shortly it almost seems like it's chocking and shakes a bit and the RPMs will drop. My boyfriend cleaned off a piece that had to do with the intake of air to the engine. It was a piece that had gunk all over it. After cleaning it, it did good for a bit. But now I'm having the same problem and it does show the signs of the throttle body sensor which includes it's notaccelerating very consistly. What do you think?

My car has 144272 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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