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It intermittently stalls when stopped at idle. Check engine

Customer Question

It intermittently stalls when stopped at idle.
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: Check engine light not on. Stalls only when vehicle is stopped. Intermittent.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 1997 Sebring
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Adjusted idle about 200 rpm to about 800 and seems to be operating better.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Low mileage car. About 68,000 total miles. lived most of it's life in Arizona. Now in California.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Chris replied 2 months ago.

. Hello and welcome to just answer.

This is usually caused by a throttle body that has become coked up with carbon deposits. When the throttle body gets dirty, then the airflow going around the throttle plate gets restricted. This can cause low or no idle and sometimes stalling when coming to a stop. The other thing it may be is an idle motor that is sticking and cannot react fast enough to maintain an acceptable idle. I recommend purchasing a can of spray throttle body cleaner and clean out the inside of the throttle body. Be sure to clean the throttle plate paying attention to the edges of the plate (follow the directions on the can). If you still have this problem, then replacing the idle motor would be the next step.

Hope this information helps, and let me know if you need more assistance with this,


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