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2002 dodge stratus: idle.....car cuts off when you..foot

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2002 dodge stratus rt will not idle...car cuts off when you take your foot off gas. what can cause this?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chrysler man replied 9 years ago.

You may have a bad IAC ( idle air control) but try cleaning the throttle body first. Remove the intake snorkel, have someone hold the throttle wide open for you and scrub the back side of the throttle plate and surrounding bore with an old tooth brush and some carb cleaner. Be sure to spray some into the small holes next to the throttle plate. That should help stabilize the idle. If it still has a problem, replace the IAC.