Your description is a little confusing in that it stalls while driving but stays running if you press the gas pedal. When you're driving, does it stall when you take your foot off the gas? If so, it sounds like the battery might have been disconnected or run dead recently. When that happens, the Engine Computer loses its memory and has to relearn "minimum throttle" before it will know when it must be in control of idle speed. It also might not give you the normal "idle flare-up" to 1500 rpm when you start the engine. To meet the conditions for the relearn to take place, drive at highway speed with the engine warmed up, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.
Monday, April 18th, 2011 AT 12:29 AM