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I start it, then when I step on the gas it dies

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car has a hard time staying started when the engine is cold. I start it, then when I step on the gas it dies. One it is warmed up it seems okay but the idle varies between fast and slow
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

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This is usually a bad engine temp sensor, it tells the computer when the engine is cold and adds more fuel like a choke does in an engine with a carburator.


Have your mechanic check ot replace this sensor as this is by far the most common cause.

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