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Starts runs as as you giving gas let off gas it dies, starts

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starts runs as long as you giving gas let off gas it dies
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: starts fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 01 jeep cherokee limited 4.7
JA: Are you fixing your Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Jerry replied 7 months ago.

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That could be an idle air control problem or just dirt in the air passages in the throttle body.

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You will want to do a throttle body cleaning on it to make sure that all of the idle air passages are clear of any carbon build up.

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You can pick up a can of “throttle body cleaner” just about anywhere auto parts are sold.

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You can normally follow the directions on the can but I always spray some in the intake while the throttle plate is closed to be sure that it gets into all of the passages. You don’t want to use carb cleaner though, as it’s not safe for the 02 sensors.

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Also, you want to be sure that there are no vacuum leaks and that the intake air hose is on good and free of any cracks.

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