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2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan

2004 Dodge Intrepid
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large
19 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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February 28, 2013, 6:02 pm

Jonita T
 

Question: What's causing my car to keep dying out?

When I start it up its fine when I get to going but when I come to complete stop it dies out again. I'm not sure if its the throttle causing it too do this or does my whole fuel pump need to be replace? Could you please help me out?


March 4, 2013, 12:41 pm

Elizabeth K
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It sounds like your engine is idling too low. When the engine is cold (when you first start it up), it's getting a signal to idle faster (which is normal) so you don't notice the problem then.

I recommend getting the IAC (idle air control) valve and the throttle body cleaned. The price for the parts should be pretty low, since you're not replacing anything, just cleaning it. The labor should be about an hour. These are commonly overlooked maintenance procedures that can cause a low idle problem.


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