I have a 1989 Ford F150, 8 cyl. I had a similar problem where I would start my truck and it would die almost immediately. Anyway, I also replaced several things, but the thing that did it was the fuel pressure regulator. You don't say what type of car or truck you have. But it doesn't sound like it is like mine exactly. You could have gotten a bad fuel pump. How long since you had a tune up? How about spark plug wires, rotor? It could be misfiring.AnswerCarburator? Get a new car! AnswerMy friend had the same problem. He had to replace an air sensor. Or maybe you need some carb tuning. AnswerMy dad was having the same problem with our 95 Chevy Corsica. I'm about 99% sure it was a bad spark plug. Just as a thought.
My 87 Thunderbird had the same problem. I tried adjusting the idle, didnt help. I ended up replacing the idle speed actuator on it. Which is a sensor, located right behind the idle control bolt. This fixed my problem. If you are still having the problem, maybe consider the sensor.
Yes, it can cause low/unstable idle or die off at idle.
No, an engine idle RPM being not zero is not a problem. If the idle were zero, the engine would not be running!
Is it a stick shift?
No it will not. It only controlls the idle of the engine.
A picture of an idle??? Idle is a state of operation not an actual part. As in, the engine is idling at 750 rpms. A picture of an engine at idle would look almost exactly like a picture of an engine that is running at 3000 RPM or shut off.
Without having it checked for codes, It is impossibe to answer.
ABS brakes should have no effect on engine idle, but a bad power brake vacuum booster would have an effect on engine idle.
Engine vacuum leak.
There are a number of reasons why an engine would knock when you idle the vehicle. It could be your motor mounts. You may also need oil.
The idle control valve works by regulating the idle speed of the engine. The idle speed of the engine is usually controlled by the engine of the computer.
If the check engine light does not come on when your truck dies it's probably the idle air control valve
Probably not. They would have to be clogged solid not to let engine idle in which case the engine would not run at any speed. If they were semi-clogged the engine would idle but hold engine back from revving up.