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Ricardo Hohl
Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech
Category: Car
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Experience:  Automotive instructor at Porter and Chester institute
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mitsubishi mirage de: if im not on the gas pedal then it foot

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i have a mitsubishi mirage de and the car will cut off at idle. if im not on the gas pedal then it cuts off. when i start it, it cuts off if i dont have my foot on the gas. when i come to a stop light it does the same
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
have you done a throtle cleaning, its possible for the throtle to be carbonize to the point that it offsets other sensors like the idle air control valve?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

haven't done a throttle cleaning, where exactly on the throttle needs to be cleaned?


Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
the inside plate and body remove the air hose to the throtle and the plate should be visible just move the throtle to open and clean the plate and surrounding, make sure you disconnect the battery before performing this job, use choke cleaner , or throtle cleaner spray can, you can locate some at any parts store, and if problem continues then you will need a idle speed control valve.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

is the idle speed control valve the same thing as an (IAC) or idle air control valve?


Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
yes it is.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thanks boss. i hope this works. i appreciate your time.
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
no problem amigo . good luck!.