My car won't stay running when started

Tiny
JAYNE SAVAGE
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  • 1996 DODGE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have a 1996 Dodge van. When I start it, it starts for a second and then stalls. It won't run unless I have my foot on accelerator. I take my foot off the gas and it stalls.
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Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 6:17 PM

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Tiny
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Hi jayne, is there a check engine light on? I think your problem is the idle air control valve, whether it needs to be cleaned or replaced will have to be seen, that with a good throttle body cleaning should clear you up. However, it wouldnt hurt to test fuel pressure when this stalling episode happens
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Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 6:59 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator
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Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 7:04 PM
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Thanks 007!
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Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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Anytime, keep me posted
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Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 7:34 PM

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