Engine shuts off while driving

Tiny
KURT UELMEN
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 3.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 109,000 MILES
My van stops running while driving. My foot is off the accelerator pedal and I am approaching a stop when it stalls, I recently ran the battery drained.
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Thursday, May 24th, 2018 AT 6:09 AM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.com. If the issue happens when you take your foot off the accelerator, I would recommend a couple things to check. First, check for engine vacuum leaks. Here is a video on how to do that:

https://youtu.be/xN5pcM-5bso

If you find no leaks and the check engine light is not on, I would then suspect the idle air control valve, IAC. The IAC is located on the throttle body and is designed to maintain the engine's idle when you remove your foot from the accelerator. I have attached a picture of what the one looks like for your vehicle.

Here is a video of one being serviced. It is on a Toyota, but the process is the same:

https://youtu.be/y2PQ1sDIbuI

If you find that it needs replaced, here are general directions to guide you:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-idle-speed-control-motor-iac

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, May 24th, 2018 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I will let you know what happens.
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 AT 9:37 AM
Tiny
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Glad to help.
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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Hi.
I cannot find the IAC valve. We removed the throttle body and took it apart and could not find the valve.
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 AT 9:53 AM

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