Q: My car has been stalling while I am driving. As soon as I take my foot off the gas pedal it stalls.It has been doing this for 2weeks. I have taken it to a machanic 3 different times and he can't find the problem. I have replaced the fuel pump , fuel filter & oil sending unit. I have removed the Idle Air Control Valve and cleaned it,then put it back in.In the last week it will not start when it is cold unless I give it gas when I am starting it.Since it is EFI I should not have to give it gas.Also when I come to a stop as soon as I put the brakes on it will stall unless I quickly put it into Neutral and give it a little gas.Any advice or HELP would be appreciated. Tammy
A: Clean the throttle bore/blade with throttle body cleaner. Check for vacuum leaks, egr valve hanging up.
If it chugs to a stall when braking, have the tcc in trans diagnosed.(torque converter clutch)
Still could be iac, did you clean its bore also.
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A: Not sure from here, but probably the fuel pump........ Ed
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