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Derrick, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  A.S.-Automotive Analysis A6-Electrical A8/L1-Engine Performance Cert., CA Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge Tech
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Only start..5000 revs when i take my foot offf it stalls..instantly

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when i turned the car off all was fine when i tried to start it it would not tick over on its own it will only start and run with my foot to floor at 5000 revs when i take my foot offf it stalls instantly
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Derrick replied 9 years ago.

Hi there,

I have seen this with many German cars, I would check your IAC(Idle Air Control), or Idle Speed Control Motor. Check to make sure it is plugged in, the connections are good, and make sure the motor is activating when the key is turned on(put your hand on it and have someone else turn the key to "on" position, you should feel it vibrate).

I hope this helps!