1996 Saturn Idles high and gets stuck

Tiny
EWINGC321
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  • 1996 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 173,899 MILES
1996 Saturn Sl1 manual transmission: idles high when driving; and coming to a stop if I press the clutch, the rpm's will jump to 3-4 and will be stuck there (1 out of 10 ten times). I was putting the car in neutral, shutting it off and turning it back on but now it stalled this morning when trying to restart it and would not start until I was pushed and popped the clutch while in 2nd gear. Any ideas as to what may be the issue? PLEASE! Thank you! A man at autozone mentioned an IAC valve needing cleaned but just curious if anyone has any other ideas. Thank you!
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 2:12 AM

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Tiny
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So the starter doesn't work anymore?You could have a sticky iac or bad iac or a vacuum leak. Also do you have any code's?
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 2:16 AM
Tiny
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The starter does work. It has been starting fine ever since. I drive my car daily but about once a week, when coming to a stop, I will push the clutch and the rpm's will jump to 3-4 and then stay there. The only way I know to bring them down is to shut the car off and turn it back on again but it may have flooded this last time. I am just wondering what may cause this jump in rpm's and then sticking. The clutch is slowly going (been slipping more and more often). There were no codes pulled when I took it to autozone. They suggested taking off a part on the back side of the engine and cleaning it with throttle cleaner. This was done today and so we will see if this helps. Thanks for the quick response. The guy at autozone did mention the IAC (this actually may be the part that my dad took off and cleaned today. Not 100% sure)
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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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The iac is a motor looking thing on the side of the throttle body.I would also check that short hose that runs from intake manifold to your pcv if it's colasped or has a hole in it replace the hose. Let me know if it's fixed.
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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 5:31 AM

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