2006 Chevy Malibu RPM's bouncing

Tiny
CRAIGORY3000
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,000 MILES
I have a 2006 chevy mailbu and recently I've noticed the RPM's bouncing when coasting. The "bounce" can be described as going from high to low then back again. For example only while coasting, the RPM's will be around 1500 (say that is the normal coasting RMP), the RPM's will drop to 1000 then back up to 1500, drop to 1000 and so on. It seems the engine is choking down on something. The problem goes away when accelerating. I have not noticed any performance issues other than this. The car accelerates well, does not hesitate on quick takeoffs and the car only has a slight roughness to idle. Just to double check and make sure the transmission wasn't causing any problems I can encounter the same coasting scenerio and shift to neutral and the RPM bounce problem still occurs. Any feedback or thoughts would be much appreciated
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 2:08 PM

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Tiny
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Try checking the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump and pressure regulator.
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pressure checks out fine. Could it possibly be something with the injectors. I don't understand why the same problems encountered while coasting don't occur when at idle.
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 4:51 PM
Tiny
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Try checking the throttle position sensor could be out of calibration/range and MAP and MAF sensors
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 AT 4:57 PM

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