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2006 Ford FreestyleIt idles high but after cleaning the throttle

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2006 Ford Freestyle
It idles high but after cleaning the throttle body it did much better for about 50 miles. Then every time I stop at a red light the engine dies. It will crank right back up and run until I apply the brakes again and sit for a minute. Do I just need to clean it again or is there something else.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 2 years ago.
The throttle body is failed , it is a known issue and most dealerships will replace it for free if the vehicle is under 80,000 miles please accept my answer and rate my performance.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I could have guessed at that for free. I was hoping you could give me some ideas of things to try before just declaring it dead. It feels like a pat answer so you can get credit and move on.
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 2 years ago.
I apologize for being quick to point out the issue, I did not want to tell you to try things that will not work,saving you time and effort is my objective.