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When I start the car it stays as as I am pushing the gas but…

When I start the...

When I start the car it stays as long as I am pushing the gas but when I let off it dies

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Yes and it takes a minute to start

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Buick?

2003 Buick Regal LS

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Regal yourself? What have you tried so far?

No and nothing-this just happened

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No that’s it

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Is the check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No

ok, then I am recommending that you clean the throttle plate on the throttle body, replace the spark plugs, clean the EGR valve out and clean the mass airflow sensor and idle air control valve. all of those get gunked up with carbon over time. take a can of carb cleaner, a small brush, and a rag.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok thank you.

do you need any of those components locations?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I wont be doing this myself. I have a friend who will do it .

ok, and this way, the only expense will be the new spark plugs and a can or carburetor cleaner. it should fix you right up

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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thank you and please let me know how she runs afterward.

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