I hooked up a scanner to it last night, and it had 2 codes:
-EGR valve flow low input
-evaporative emission purge flow fault
Last night after her dad and I replaced the intake gaskets, she drove the car home and she had to hold the brake just to keep it from taking off on her. The car idles at between 1500 and 2500 RPMs and if you put it in drive and let off the brake, it'll get up to about 40-45 mph on its own. I followed behind her on the way home and she was riding the brake practically the whole time. At first it happened every so often, put lately its been happening more and more frequently. It seems like the last week or so, it happens almost every time she turns the car on. A few nights ago, she left to go to work, and she tried to start the car 3 times, and it started up, idled all crazy, and then it shut off on her. She couldn't keep it running. I don't wanna keep throwing money at it, but i'm running out of ideas.
Someone also told me it could be the mass air flow sensor?
At this point i'm shooting in the dark.
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 AT 2:40 PM