Engine stalls at idle

Tiny
PHYLLISJACQULINE
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
When I crank my car it catches the stutters and dies. Can you tell me what may be wrong with it?
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 AT 12:53 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a vacuum leak or the throttle body needs cleaning. Here are three guides to help us.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/stall-at-idle

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Friday, July 16th, 2010 AT 4:14 AM
Tiny
DARIN_M66
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • V12
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Car starts and runs fine except it will die if foot is removed from accelator. With control of the accelator, I can get the RPMs down to 600 RPM. There is no check engine light "on".
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CIXPT
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Inspect and test the idle air control valve and throttle position sensor, PCV and EGR valves-
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DARIN_M66
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It was the dirty throttle bore. Thanks
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
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JENNIFER LYNCH
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230,000 MILES
Car turns over and starts, but it will not stay running.
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JORGE S
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Clean the throttle body and idle air control valve. The valve is attached on the throttle body. If that does not work then replace the idle air control valve.
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BULLETSPONGE62485
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
When the vehicle is at idle it dies. We hooked the car up to a computer and produced no codes. Any suggestions as to what could be making it die? It starts right back up after it dies but will die a lot when it is at idle.
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RHALL77
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I there a security light blinking. Check and see if you are loosing fuel pressure or spark
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BULLETSPONGE62485
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No there are no lights blinking.
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)

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