2000 Chrysler Cirrus will not idle when cold

Tiny
CANDYFREAK
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
The car starts with no problem but if you do not keep your foot on the gas pedel it will stall. It starts right back up and you can drive it with two feet until it warms up. Then it runs perfect
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Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 11:59 AM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Inspect and test the idle air control valve and throttle position sensor-also check the EGR and PCV valves
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Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
JDL
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Are there any trouble codes? Some of the national brand auto stores will check codes for free. When was the last tune-up? How is the fuel pressure?

There was a bulletin about a possible egr problem, may cause any or all of these problems, hard start after hot soak--rough idle--start & stall with cold engine. You would need to trouble shoot the egr valve, mainly by blocking it off.

As far as temp related, the cts might cause some issues.
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Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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The computer takes the CTS signal for fuel demand during cold starts it takes the place of a choke on a carb system- when it switches to closed loop the oxygen sensor/s controls the A/F mix when it comes up to 600F deg
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Friday, November 21st, 2008 AT 1:33 PM

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