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December 9, 2012, 5:27 pm

Ashley C
 

Question: car stopped working properly

I was driving and car stalled twice and finally i started it again and it sounded like a motorcycle and started shaking. it has 95k miles and is in pretty good shape. what could be wrong with it?? it still turns on i just cant drive it with out it stalling out everytime i stop.


December 14, 2012, 9:53 am

Elizabeth K
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Is the check engine light on? The problem you're describing could be a low idle speed setting, and cleaning the IAC (idle air conrol) valve is a good place to start. But at the mileage you're at, if you haven't had a thorough tune-up in the last several years, now would be a good time to get that taken care of--it would also cover much of the troubleshooting ground for the issue you're having.


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