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Why would a car die when idling?

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Answered 2011-09-13 17:15:37

the most common thing here with American cars is a tps (throttle positioning sensor) pretty cheap and easy to get to. usually located under the breather/air cleaner. or a vacuum line is disconnected. usually with a vacuum line the car wouldn't start at all without having to pump the gas pedal and continue to do so to keep it running

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