2001 Chevy Blazer Fuel Question

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
My '01 Blazer starts fine and idles fine around 1000/1100 rpm. Whne I shift to reverse/drive its drops to about 500 rpm or stalls. Ther ehas not other performance problem as long as I get my foot on the gas. Stop at a light or slow to turn and it stalls. This doesnt happen all the time but I would say 60% of the time. I have replaced the fuel filter but still same problem. There are no check/service engine lights showing up but they DO work. I am good at worjing on cars but recently lost all tools books and aotu related when my workshop was flooded and nothing was salvagable and I honestly dont have $280 for a fuel pump
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 8:37 PM

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Tiny
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An idle of 1000 or 1100 is too high. I think your problem is the idle air control valve. It may just be dirty. Or may need replacement. Here is some info for you
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_tune_up.htm
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 10:20 PM
Tiny
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I earlier gave the wrong RPM info. Sorry! My '01 Blazer starts fine and idles fine around 500 rpm. When I shift to reverse/drive, turn steering wheel. Its stalls. There is no other performance problem as long as I keep my foot on the gas. Stop at a light or slow to turn and it stalls. This is now happening all of the time. I have replaced the fuel filter but still same problem. There are no check/service engine lights showing up but they DO work. I am good at working on cars but recently lost all tools books and auto related equipment when my workshop was flooded and nothing was salvagable and I honestly dont have $280 for a fuel pump. PLEEEEEASE HELP! Thanks!
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 7:10 AM
Tiny
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Ok, but it is still the same recommendation, but thanx for clearing that up. Go ahead and do what I asked and let me know how it goes
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
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Ok. I really appreciate it. Is there a way to clean the current part?
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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Yeah, just get some carb clean and a old rag, spray the rag and wipe the part. Your also gonna want to do the little hole that it sits in, and clean the throttle plate etc.
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 9:39 AM
Tiny
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Thanks a million! I will let you know what happens!
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
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Awesome, looking foward to the progress
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Followed your instruction and remove the IAC valve and cleaned it and so far I have not had any more problems. Just curious what RPM's my Blazer should be idling at? Thanks
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Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 1:21 PM

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