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  1. #16
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    Might sound kind of odd but check to make sure your gas cap is on tight. Also check to make sure your oil fill cap is on tight & that the gasket is not hard. Not sure why either is critical but I've seen that cause similar problems on other cars.


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    judging from reading the other posts.. i wouldnt guess it would be a starter issue.. sounds like a fuel delivery issue.. id start at the fuel filter as thats cheapest, if that doesnt fix it try fuel pressure regulator


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    When mine did that it was the idle control valve. Inexpensive part, easy quick fix.

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    Mine did it.. and it ended up being a low water level problem..no codes.. goodluck

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    Mine has been doing this lately, I need to take it in but it looks like I can reproduce it by driving around w/ the AC on and turning off the car while it is on. Upon restart it exhibits the idling issue.

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    mine fails in driveway, has happened during high humidity, when it rains more often. I have been swapping TP Sensors (TPS sensor) for about 2 years. I disconnect the ground each time when I change out the sensor. After reconnecting, the CPU re-learns the TPS. Does die on first try while learning. On 2nd startup attemp always works. If I do not disconnect the ground and just swap sensor that car really rumbles and grumbles, has not idea what the engine is doing, back fires, mis-fires, shakes, rattles and rolls. That happened once when I forgot to disconnect ground wire. Started procedure over that time, and all was fine. Now about 3 weeks later it did same thing, starts and dies in driveway. Never done it while driving. This time, I swapped back in the previous sensor. All is well again. What else I am resetting that has to do with simple startup idle when I disconnect ground? Never any codes to read. Idle Control Vale cause this?

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