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#1 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 08:18 PM
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I just got my car back from them looking at my pads, and when I went to start the car, it didn't start for a few trys. I finally got it working, but now, when at idle, I sometimes stall. I will see my RPMs go from 1000 and then it will start dropping sometimes when I am at rest. I have to hit the gas lightly to keep the RPM up so I do not stall when this happens. Does anyone know what's going on?

My friend said that it could be spark plugs, any thing else? Anyone have this problem?

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Funny, I had the same problem a week ago.. Had to keep the accelerator depressed or else....stall.

Pulled up the codes, it pointed to the TPS, (throttle position sensor) Found the Throttle Body gummed up. Cleaned throttle body, problem solved.

This was my problem,,,yours could be the same, or one of many other things.
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I had the same problem in my 300zx, it's probably your idle control. I'll call my mech. and see if he can fix it for ya.

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